Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Madness in March by Merrillee Whren

March is a month filled with interesting days and celebrations. As a kid I always checked to see if March came in like a lion or a lamb. This year March came in like a lamb where I live in Arizona. What happened where you live?

March is also a big month for college basketball. I've been a big fan for years and have made my bracket picks for the NCAA basketball tournament every year. It's a true guessing game even for the experts. Every year I have my favorite teams and the teams I love to cheer against. One of these times, I hope my favorite will win. This year I have two, the University of Arizona and Gonzaga University. Unfortunately, if they continue to win, they will meet each other in the round of eight. So both of them can't go on to the Final Four. Choosing the right team to win it all is never a slam dunk. Do you ever try your hand at picking the winner of the tournament?

St. Patrick's Day is in March. It is only a few days away, and I intend to wear green. When I was a kid, we always pinched anyone who didn't wear green on St. Patrick's Day. Here's an Irish blessing a few days in advance.

And finally, all mathematicians can celebrate because today is National Pi Day.

Here's my latest series all decked out in green.

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

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  1. Merrillee, Your blog post is right on today. And thanks for reminding me that it's National Pi Day!

    1. Thanks, Josie. I've always loved the month of March.

  2. As another Arizonan, March is in like a lamb here, too. I would have loved a few more weeks with rain and lower temps! Blessings!