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Judy Bluhm
Independent Columnist

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Leap Day. It’s almost here. We have the pleasure of having another day added to the calendar, which only happens once every four years. Folklore and superstitions abound around Leap Year, ever since Julius Caesar introduced it in 46 B.C.

By Judy Bluhm February 24, 2024
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Booze. Fights. Arrests. A music festival like Coachella? Perhaps a rap concert? Nope. “The Greatest Show on Grass” is always a raucous event.

By Judy Bluhm February 17, 2024
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Oh, Stanley Cup, how we love thee. No, not talking about the championship trophy awarded each year to the National Hockey League’s playoff winner. This “Stanley” is the 40-ounce tumbler that is taking over the world. One cup at a time.

By Judy Bluhm February 10, 2024
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Football. Once again it is that time of year when we Americans obsess over who will win the Super Bowl. And that Super Day is not just a sports event. It is a cultural phenomenon that sweeps the country. Starting out in our kitchens!

By Judy Bluhm February 3, 2024
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Goodbye, goofy road signs. Oh, Arizona Department of Transportation, we have had many giggles from your wild and witty electronic messages that give us, the bored and tired drivers, something to ponder. Now the Feds have sent their own message to all states – “Electronic Road signs must be simple, direct, clear and brief.” Why take away our joy?

By Judy Bluhm January 27, 2024
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It is “Polar Bear Season” once again. Yep, that time of year when the frigid winter temperatures are causing some people (fools) to run half-naked into freezing lakes or ice-cold oceans.

By Judy Bluhm January 20, 2024
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Have you ever wondered - what is the real purpose of the kitchen’s center island? Ponder this question no more, Dear Readers, as I think I have found the answer.

By Judy Bluhm January 13, 2024
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No more cocoa? Not exactly making headlines, yet a full-blown disaster is heading our way. My sister-in-law gifted me a small box of chocolates for Christmas with a note that read, “Enjoy now. The world is running out of chocolate.”

By Judy Bluhm January 6, 2024
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Are you ready? Well, ready or not, here it comes. Time, once again, is marching into the beginning of a new calendar, pulling us along with it. That old illustrious half-ton ball in Times Square will drop like a rock, bringing in the New Year.

By Judy Bluhm December 30, 2023

‘Twas the day before Christmas at the North Pole / Where elves worked frantically towards the big goal

By Judy Bluhm December 23, 2023

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