Sport for royalty and riffraff

To the general public the games and their names are casually mentioned interchangeably. Confusion persists about billiards, snooker, and pool, since some folks picture dingy parlors and street corner sharks while others conjure images of aristocrats Read More +

Just married? On to the honeymoon!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”  — William Shakespeare
If the Bard, in his famous romance  “Romeo and Juliet” claimed names are less important than emotions, the same may be said about defining “honeymoon” or trying to discover the word’s original root or meaning. Read More +

The lure and lore of calendars

Fascination with human recording of time’s passage fills many pages in encyclopedias and is reflected on numerous Internet sites that describe lunar, solar and astronomical systems dating back to Egyptian times and depicting even earlier markings. Read More +