Gas prices aren’t historic … just yet

Whether we like it or not, gas prices are increasing every day and it is affecting everyone. It does not matter where you live, all of our wallets are being hit hard at the pump.  According to AAA, the national average cost per gallon as recorded on March 13 was $4.325. A few days earlier … Continue reading

Beyond the surface

According to a Gallup poll on March 29, 2021, titled U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time, it states “Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time.” Looking at this percentage, I can see how truly blessed I am to have grown up … Continue reading

This week’s notable headlines

Rams beat Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at their home stadium– SoFi, in Inglewood California on Sunday. The game had fans on the edge of their seats as the Rams held control for much of the first half, with the Bengals coming back in the … Continue reading

College does not equal real life

Don’t get me wrong—when I moved into college as a freshman I was beyond excited. I was out of my hometown high school. I could finally be my own person and do my own things. I could sleep whenever I wanted and eat whatever I wanted and I felt free. As I finish up my … Continue reading

Will Americans emerge from this 2 year Covid Crisis less free?

Rules such as quarantines, forced closures, facility entry documents many times become expanded and semi-permanent. Taxes levied for declared emergencies become customary obligations. Temporary bureaucracies, created at the time of the emergency, are absorbed into business-as-usual bureaucracies. When the crisis is declared over, authorities find it difficult to return new powers to the shelf. National … Continue reading

How to make the most of your new-year resolutions

There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh start. People love their new-year’s resolutions (although I don’t love having to wait for a treadmill). According to a Dec. 21, 2020, article, people have been making them, and breaking them, for roughly 4,000 years.  As I’ve grown older and more cognizant of patterns, I was … Continue reading