Figuratively Speaking

Figuratively Speaking by John MacIntyre

November 23, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for November 23, 2014

Of Americans who will travel this holiday season, ranks of visiting with friends and family, dining and shopping on the list of what will be the most popular activities, according to the 2013/2014 AAA year-end forecast: 1, 2, 3 Source: AAA. Date that the first Thanksgiving service known... continue

November 16, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for November 16, 2014

Percentage of U.S. public school teachers who react positively to the primary goal of the Common Core -- to have all states use the same set of academic standards for reading, writing and math in grades K-12, according to a Gallup survey: 76 Percentage who react positively to using computerized... continue

November 09, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for November 09, 2014

Year that November 11, Armistice Day, was commemorated for the first time: 1919 Year that the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving: 1926 Source: U.S.... continue

November 02, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for November 02, 2014

Average number of gallons of coffee, in all its varieties and preparations, that each American drinks annually, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 23 Estimated number of coffee shops across the nation: 19,000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Ranks of talking on cellphone while... continue

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