“It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf 2020 has been a rough year for all of us. You can say that again. That, in fact is the understatement of the century. In the span of just ten months (with everythingContinue reading “Here’s to 2020”
October 21, 2017 is a day that will always live in infamy in my mind. It was the day my beloved Yankees lost that year’s American League Championship Series (ALCS) to the Houston Astros. The 2017 Yankees were a phenomenal team, and an even better story. The year was supposed to be one of rebuildingContinue reading “Why I’m Rooting for the Astros”
Last week I returned home after spending a month living in New Hampshire. It was my first time really in the Granite State, unless you want to count the two twenty-minute periods I rode through it on my way to and from Maine when I was ten. I was there working as a contracted ElectionContinue reading “Lessons from New Hampshire”
I work a day job at a major nationwide grocery chain. On a daily basis, I witness hundreds, if not thousands, of shoppers fill their carts with assorted varieties of boxed rice and canned beans, both items whose sales have sky-rocketed since the start of New York’s stay-at-home order four months ago. Until last week,Continue reading “The War on Rice”
Black lives matter. The mere utterance of those three words alone (and to clarify, I’m talking about these words in and of itself, not the organization bearing that name) should not at all be considered controversial. Yet here we are. The horrific murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed African American man, by white MinneapolisContinue reading “Racism is Evil”
On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’s “safer at home” order. It was a narrow 4-3 decision that was instantly heralded as a triumph across the American right. After the ruling, even President Donald Trump tweeted his support: “The Great State of Wisconsin…was just given another win. Its DemocratContinue reading “The Conservative Case Against Re-Opening (May 2020)”
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