It’s the summer solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) today, meaning it’s the longest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere, of course, it’s the opposite (the winter solstice, or shortest day of the year). Now, I thought rather than write my typical news story, I’d do something a little different today. Continue reading
This is a crazy story. Another one of these “overreaching government” stories that seem to be all the rage (for good reason). Before I get into it, I’ll note that a $500 fine imposed on the children in this story has been waived and the kids have been granted permission to re-open their lemonade stand. But before someone in power came to their senses and decided that they didn’t want to whole nation looking at them for such a ridiculous action. (I’ll also note that these are kids of some very rich, “Washington power” families, the Marriotts (yeah, the the family behind the hotels) and the Augustines (of Lockheed-Martin). Anyway, here’s the story…. Continue reading
It’s another big card-giving holiday. And, for those who want to be a little greener and save some trees (and ink), ecards are the clear way to go. That’s even more so at this time anyway since it IS Father’s Day & you probably don’t have much time to go any other route.
Well, to help you out (if you need it), I’ve got a handful of favorite ecard companies. I think these are my 4 favorites, and why Continue reading
Generally, I try to keep an eye on the most popular Google searches in the U.S. For one, I think this is important for my job, to see if something I’m interested in is hot at the moment (and why) or to find out about something important I might have missed in my normal news channels. Additionally, doing so just gives me an idea of what’s happening or what’s popular at the moment, in general. Continue reading