Point of View

Excessive Shopping

UNITED STATES—Do you know some people who shop too much? I guess the first question we have to ask is what is considered excessive shopping. I would argue visiting the mall or your favorite big box once a week is not excessive. On the flip side, if you’re at the mall or that place seven days a week you...

What To Do With All That Candy?

UNITED STATES—Halloween is now far beyond us, and many Americans are beginning to prepare for Thanksgiving amongst other chaos for the fall. There is one piece of business we still have to deal with: all that Halloween candy. Some might think it’s no big deal, but it is. Many kiddies are bursting with joy because they were delivered a...

Republicans Demanding Open Hearings – Be Careful What You Wish For

UNITED STATES—When Republican members of congress marched into the secure capitol basement SCIF room (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) where a Defense Department official was set to testify, it was an embarrassment to witness. Senator Lindsey Graham spouted off a colossal lie by saying Republicans have been shut out of the process, omitting the fact that 47 republicans have full...

Diet Changes Are Not That Easy

UNITED STATES—I am trying my hardest to be healthy when it comes to eating. The thing about eating healthy is you’re told one thing by this study, this doctor or some report, but then come to find out weeks later you should not be doing this or that. It is just frustrating and annoys me to the core. Why?...

Environmentally Conscious

UNITED STATES—I like to think that I am someone who is environmentally conscious. Am I a global advocate to save the planet from wasteful resources? Not quite, but I do my part the best I can to ensure I’m not wasteful in the world’s natural resources. That is the one thing I learned in my environmental biology and geology...

Halloween Safety 101

UNITED STATES—With Halloween fast-approaching it’s time for us to discuss some important rules about safety. While a festive and spooky night, Halloween can also be dangerous. Kids are littered on the streets, and sometimes people behind the wheel fail to realize while driving in residential regions and major streets to slow their speed down. I cannot fathom anything more...

Sports Can Be Depressing

UNITED STATES—This might sound odd, but I think I finally understand what so many people mean when they say sports can be depressing. I used to think it was just a way for people to not want to be bothered with others, but that is not the case. I was watching my Alma matter play college football over the...

2020 Medicare Part D Changes…Released!

UNITED STATES—Toni: Last year, the 2019 Medicare and You handbook did not include the 2019 Part D deductibles and “Donut Hole” costs, and I got in the “famous” Medicare donut hole last March. I know it is only September, but I would like to get prepared and really cannot find the answer online or at the Medicare.gov website. Please inform...

Family Fakery

UNITED STATES—I tell this to people all the time that family are the people who will betray and hurt you more than a complete stranger. It seems the ties of blood forces us to want to forgive and forget even though our gut tells us otherwise. Why do I say that? I recently attended a family wedding, where some...

We All Need Down Time

UNITED STATES—Look, I will just say it: Americans work too much! We spend more time at our workplace than we spend at home or with family during the week. That’s unnerving, that is scary and it just seems wrong in so many ways. Why are we becoming a country that is SO FOCUSED on work instead of family? Yes,...
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