Ramblings

Bad Banking Practices

UNITED STATES—The bank, it used to be a place I visited at least once a week, but as of late that has vastly changed. Why? Banks I feel just do not care as much about their customers. They are doing any and everything in their power to hit customers with unsuspecting fees. Like I had a bank charge a...

Why Is Gaming So Addictive?

UNITED STATES—Back when I was a kid I was considered the gamer of gamers. I had this unique ability to strategize in my head a way to complete a videogame without having a map or guide. I just had this unique intuition to know what had to be done in order to succeed.  My recent acquisition of the SNES...

The Government Shut Down Will It End?

UNITED STATES—Well it has been close to two weeks since the federal government has gone into a partial shutdown. I note partial because the government has not completely shut down, but there are plenty of Americans who are impacted by the closure. It looks like state and national parks are feeling the brunt of the closure first, but my...

Things Learned In 2018

UNITED STATES—In a few days, 2018 will be no more and we will be ushering in 2019. Wow, it is really hard to believe that in less than a year we will usher in 2020. It’s like yesterday that I remember us ushering the year 2000, which had so many people on edge with a possible technology fail. Thankfully,...

Academics Matter For Kids

UNITED STATES—I tell this to people all the time and I stress this all the time: academics are vital for kids. If you have a child that is struggling, you cannot wait until the last minute to start to make things happen. You might be asking why I’m bringing this up. Well, I got news over the weekend that...

Christmas Crowds Drive Me Crazy

UNITED STATES—We are just a few days away from Christmas America, and with that news, it means the crowds are starting to pick-up in intensity at the grocery stores and just about any retailer that you visit. I used to be someone who could deal with the crowds and not lose his patience, but that is not the case...

The Money Battle

UNITED STATES—Money, it is the one commodity some people have loads of and others wish they could earn more of it. With Christmas fast approaching, it really got me thinking about finances, where I’m spending my money and what I’m spending it on. However, this isn’t really a question about my finances it’s about others. Nothing bugs me more...

The Oscar Host Debate

UNITED STATES—I have to talk about this because I had no idea that it would explode to such a magnitude. I’m referring to the issue involving Kevin Hart stepping down as the host for the 2019 Academy Awards. It seemed as soon as Hart was announced, he immediately bounced. He said some not so kind things on Twitter, which...

Overspending On Christmas Gifts

UNITED STATES—Oh, how Christmas, but it can indeed be a stressful one for many Americans. Why? We attempt to do a bit more than what we need to, specifically when it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts. I will be the first to admit that I am indeed one of those individuals. I just love the notion of giving, but...

The Power Of Giving

UNITED STATES—I say this all the time and I will continue to repeat this no matter what. I love the notion of giving and I love the fall months because it seems people just have an extra boost in their energy. People give and they do so from the kindness of their heart which is something that matters most;...