Becoming the family chef

I like food. So, when it came down to deciding whether my wife or I would have the cooking duties, I volunteered myself.  It’s been about seven months since I became the family chef. I have learned new recipes, ruined some meals (I can never seem to get cornstarch to thicken my sauces) and have … Continue reading

The unique system of state caucusing

One of the big topics of a heavy week in politics were the Iowa Caucuses. The first state primary of the 2020 presidential election, Iowa’s caucuses are viewed as an early indicator for the remainder of the primary. After nearly a week of controversy, the state’s Democratic Party announced late Sunday that Pete Buttigieg has … Continue reading

What’s wrong with Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has problems. Like, a lot of problems. Right now, it seems like it has more problems than it’s had in a while, thanks to the Houston Astros and their historically clever/evil brand of cheating. Other issues— pace of play, too many homeruns, a lack of salary cap— are small potatoes compared to … Continue reading

In the news: Three notable headlines

1. Over 100 Soldiers diagnosed with brain injuries from Iranian strike Due to the missile strike Jan. 8 on the al Asad military base in Iraq, it was reported Feb. 10 that over 100 American soldiers suffered mild traumatic brain injuries, according to a U.S. official. Originally, the Pentagon reported at the end of January … Continue reading

Trump stands up for faith

I am a Christian. My family is Christian. My friends are Chrisitian. Faith is all around me and has been since I was a little girl.  I attended catholic grade school and high school and now attend a Chrisitian university.  To say the least, faith is important to me.  President Donald Trump’s State of the … Continue reading

‘Wet markets’ may be a root cause for the coronavirus

With roughly 360 dead and 17,400 infected throughout a total of 28 countries, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has made a name for itself since its recent outbreak in December 2019.  The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as 2019-nCOV, originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The exact cause of the virus is unknown, however, past strains of … Continue reading

Dear Kobe

Reflecting on a legacy like none other

Dear Kobe, Where do I start? I could talk about what you meant to so many people, the game of basketball, etc, but that’s already been well documented. Let’s talk about what you meant to a kid growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania. I was a huge sports fan, football and baseball being my favorites. With … Continue reading

In the news: Three notable headlines

  1. President Trump acquitted from impeachment The impeachment of President Donald Trump ended Wednesday, Feb. 5, with the majority of the U.S. Senate voting to acquit the president. With 67 votes needed to vote for impeachment, all 47 democratic members voted guilty to the first article of impeachment. One of the 53 republicans voted … Continue reading

Find inspiration through creativity

There are many creative people in my family, and their family before them. Many of my relatives on my mom’s side of the family are writers and musicians. On my dad’s side, are screenwriters and teachers. There are many people who inspire and influence me creatively, but one stands out: my grandmother on my mother’s … Continue reading

Tragedy leads to impactful lesson

Tragedies. We hear of them too often. Opportunities. We take too many for granted. Earlier this week, on Sunday afternoon, the nation went into disbelief after numerous reports out of California reported that former National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident. Hours later, more details were released, and U.S. citizens and … Continue reading