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Is it Safe to Visit Kiev?

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe, the answer to both is yes! I’ve spent considerable time in Kiev and can vouch that Kiev is safe both day and night. You must… Continue Reading →

My Moldova Experience

Being situated in Poland, where travel possibilities in all directions are limited only by several hours, I opted to visit Moldova. Having done no prior research besides the location on the map, I arrived with completely unbiased expectations. Arrival I’ve… Continue Reading →

When the Internet Goes Wrong – Sovereign Citizens

How the Internet is Fueling Extremism in America The Internet has made it possible for nearly anyone to have a voice, which is something I wouldn’t want to take away. Like any advancement though, be it technological or otherwise, this… Continue Reading →

Financial Crash Survival Guide

As of this writing, which is in the tail end of August, it will be about 10 years since the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve been in one of the longest bull market streaks since then, although the pains of… Continue Reading →

The Downside of Fame

One of the biggest drawbacks of social media is that it connects us closer to others we don’t know. And by doing so, it tricks us into thinking we know them. This is why when we hear of the suicide… Continue Reading →

James Randi Is a Hero

With the exception of professional wrestling, which I’ve written a piece about, I find that magic is one of few experiences both adults and children can enjoy at equal levels. What I mean by equal is that an adult can… Continue Reading →

Living In Eastern Europe – An American Perspective – Service

As far as customer service goes, America wins hands down. There simply isn’t a better place I can think of where the customer is treated respectfully and professionally. The bar is set so high in fact, that a poor experience… Continue Reading →

How You Can Really Make a Change

  I don’t really write in the format made for modern blogs, mostly because I don’t care who reads this. So I’ll avoid the single sentence paragraphs that are so common, these are simply my thoughts, oh well. I participate… Continue Reading →

On Growing Up And Wrestling

Watching professional wrestling was one of the many pieces of my childhood that made me who I am today. Unlike a cartoon, it was “real” enough for adults to participate in without being compeltely bored, especially when one considers how… Continue Reading →

A Healthy Sleep Aid

Throughout my life I’ve had various battles with sleep. Fortunately, I remain the long term victor although there have been plenty of skirmishes, often lasting days, in which I have been defeated miserably. The pattern I’ve noticed is that most… Continue Reading →

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