Ramblings

Why Americans Take Less Vacation Time

UNITED STATES—It’s sad to even acknowledge that the summer months are quickly dwindling down and before you know it school will be back in session and things will be back to business as normal. Reports have continued to surface each day that more and more Americans are taking less vacations or time off from work. Why is that? Why...

Time To Focus On Issues For The Presidency

UNITED STATES—Well, we all knew the time was coming and with less than 3 months before the presidential election, I’m ready to halt all the mudslinging and get the discussion focused on some serious issues for a change. I mean the back and forth between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, is exhausting. Can we discuss some things of substance for...

What Is A Sincere Apology People?

UNITED STATES—To apologize or not to apologize that is the question of the day. I sometimes ask myself why in the world is it so difficult for some people to utter those simple two words: “I’m sorry.” I mean does the tongue go up in flames with the notion that those words would have to be uttered. Some people...

Where Has All Our Patience Gone?

UNITED STATES—Oh America, nowadays we are a nation where everyone wants everything quick, fast and in a hurry. I’m guilty of it. I mean just the other day I was at a brick and mortar to pay my charge card and I was fuming mad because of the extensive wait in the line. I used to have so much...

Learning A Financial Lesson

UNITED STATES—Finances, they are the one thing that I think all Americans struggle with. Rather you’re filthy rich or filthy poor; money has a way of getting underneath our skin. Everyday I’m learning something new about my spending habits and understanding the importance of budgeting. A few months ago, I managed to earn some unexpected money, and it went...

Unfavorable Candidates In The Political Arena

UNITED STATES—Well, it’s a given we have our candidates from the Republican Party (Donald Trump) and the Democratic Party (Hillary Clinton) for the race to The White House in November 2016. The Republican Convention is now underway in Cleveland, Ohio, and after news arose this past week that Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential...

Diversity In The Academy

UNITED STATES—I’ve been wanting to write about this, since news surfaced about 2 weeks ago about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inducting a bevy of new members. There was so much uproar at the 2016 Academy Awards because of the lack of diversity in the acting categories. This new membership has a TON of minorities who...

Earning Trust

UNITED STATES—Is it possible for a person to fully earn back the respect of someone who they wronged so badly that the person forgives them, but never truly forgets what has transpired? That is a question that I have found myself wondering for the past month. I’ve always been taught in my life that forgiveness is important because it allows...

One Too Many Drinks

UNITED STATES—Alcohol, it’s something many adults indulge in during family gatherings or around big holidays. Well, in my family alcohol seems to be a staple for people and so much to the point that it’s not a good thing. I’ve shared before that both sides of my family (my mother) and (my father) that the notion of drinking is...

Why I Love A Good Podcast?

UNITED STATES—In the past let’s say three years, I have become such an avid fan of the podcast. Don’t ask me what sutured me into the arena or why I enjoy them so much, I just do. It’s even got me thinking just maybe, just maybe, I should consider starting my own podcast as a form of weekly therapy...
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