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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 →

Thoughts on the Police and Power Abuse

Recently I finished watching a series of the newer Cops episodes. It got me thinking about some of the changes in perception we’ve had toward law enforcement in the past decade or so. It appears that opinions have been altered… 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 →

Living in Europe Survival Guide

If you are planning on moving to Europe permanently or for a semester, check out some of these pointers. This is my second time living in a European country so many of the challenges I ran into when I first… Continue Reading →

The Dangers of Social Media

Having grown up when the internet first began to flourish, I’ve always been positive about its developments and the potential it offers to future generations. From a pure information standpoint, prior generations would salivate over how much data can be… Continue Reading →

Eisturm in Texas – Wenn das Wetter herrscht

Schnee beziehungsweise Eis ist in Texas eine Besonderheit weil das Land im Vergleich zu New York oder Deutschland näher zum Äquator ist. Aus diesem Grund kann ein relativ kleiner Eis- oder Schneesturm das Land im Chaos versetzen. Diese Woche ist… Continue Reading →

Analysis & Thoughts on Once Upon a Time in America

As a Leone and DeNiro fan, I’ve come to appreciate this long, and to use a hackneyed term, epic film. I’ve seen it several times which as any other fan can attest, is a fair investment of one’s time. In… Continue Reading →

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