Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The year of 2018 is really rolling along. March is almost over. Easter...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The year of 2018 is really rolling along. March is almost over. Easter falls on April 1, and that is followed by our friends from the IRS…and I said that last comment with a slight wink….if you get my drift. In today’s world we cannot be too careful with our media….like Facebook. I find it a bit funny to think that anyone would be surprised to know that their information is for sale to the highest bidder (or any bidder in some cases).. and we are even more complicated when we fill out those questionnaires. You know, the ones that ask you to answer these questions so you can find out what kind of dog you are or what movie star you are most like. These days, I cannot go look at any website and not have advertisements pop up on my email within minutes of leaving that site. Grrrrr…aggravating, but what can you do? It comes with the territory and pays the bills. As for Easter, it does seem a bit strange to have it on the day that we like to call April Fools’ Day. From what I can tell …the most recent time this happened was back in 1956. Now April Fools’ Day is not an actual holiday, and its beginnings are rather murky at best. Some believe it started in the 1500s when France was converting from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. On the Julian calendar, April 1 marked the end of the year, and those who forgot that little change were ridiculed as April Fools by those who adopted the new calendar without missing a beat. Not sure if that is true, but it works for me. Now for Easter…that is no April Fools’ joke. It is the real deal and what gives us the ultimate hope that when our days on this big blue-green planet are over, we are really on the verge of starting a whole new life .. a new journey with unlimited possibilities.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Easter is the only time of the year when it is safe to put all of your eggs in one basket.”
Plus one more:
“Earth’s saddest day and happiest day were only three days apart.”

QUICKIES
At his 103rd birthday party, my grandfather was asked if he planned to be around for his 104th. “I certainly do,” he replied. “Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104.”
Overheard: “I have learned so much from my mistakes that I am thinking of making a few more.”
Overheard: “I can rise and shine but not at the same time.”
That is all I have for today. As always, be good, do good, play safe and remember the saving grace of Easter. Have a blessed Easter.

JR