By John Ruberry Last night I ended another binge-watching venture, this time it was Ozark, a Netflix original series starring Jason Bateman. Season one, consisting of ten episodes, was released in July and Ozark has already been renewed for a second run. Marty Byrde (Bateman) is a financial planner who makes a deal with the … Continue reading Review: Season one of Ozark
By: Pat Austin MIAMI, OK: As I mentioned last week, we are on the road this week and as of this writing find ourselves on Route 66 in Miami, OK. One of our travel stops today was pretty fabulous and worth sharing with you. It may never have crossed your mind that a 311 foot, … Continue reading Report from…Oklahoma: The USS Batfish
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- It’s officially summertime and many of us are looking toward to vacations and hitting the great open road to discover America, or other parts of the world. For us, we head to the Midwest. There’s some truth in the old adage about the grass being greener, and all that; the … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Getting Out of Town
KANSAS CITY, MO -- We are on the road and so the weekly Report from Louisiana is this week, Report from Somewhere in the Midwest. It does one good to get out of customary surroundings from time to time and see things. My spouse does the driving and I peer out the windows at old … Continue reading Can We Get Stiffer Penalties for Texting and Driving?
by baldilocks I spent two days at my father’s ancestral lands in Manyatta, Awendo--no Internet--on which his permanent house is being built. Judging from the time it takes to get back and forth from Nairobi by car, I had originally though this land was 400-500 miles away from the capital, but I’m used to interstate … Continue reading Sojourn in Kenya: Surveying the Ancestral Lands
by baldilocks Nairobi, Kenya 2/24/2016 12:00 AM: This post is mostly a stream of consciousness and mostly an excuse to post a few photos. The bulk of the really good photos will be posted on Saturday, for reasons specified below. I arrived here on Monday at 8:00 PM, Kenya time, and slept great that night … Continue reading Sojourn in Kenya: Acorn Meets Tree
I spoke to a young lady from the Israel Tourism Ministry Catholic Marketing Trade show If you're looking to find a large crowd of people who have an interest in going to the Holy Land the Catholic Marketing Trade Show is the place to find them. You can find the web site of Israel's ministry … Continue reading Voices of the Venders Israeli Tourism Ministry at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show
By John Ruberry It's Super Bowl Sunday and besides the game, another story is the plethora of Super Bowl commercials. Yes, kickoff is hours from now, and the advertisement I'm excoriating will air on only on Fox 32 Chicago, but I'm confident that by 9pm Central Time, Mini Abe's Spontaneous Somewhat Super Premiere, produced by … Continue reading Illinois fumbles $127K on worst Super Bowl Ad
Yes, you're adventurous, and yes, your bucket list includes driving the PanAmerican Highway, crossing Russia, and checking out the Angel Falls. But you will do well to read the State Department's travel alerts and warnings before you go travel abroad. Each country's warning/alerts pages also link to additional information. For instance, the Colombia travel warning … Continue reading Fausta’s advice: Do heed those travel warnings.
While the Dollar continues to be weak we should strike while the Iron is hot: Energy: Since a weak dollar increases the price of energy imports we should take the opportunity to drill domestically. The cost of domestic materials do not change based on an exchange rate. Manufacturing: A weaker US dollar means that US … Continue reading A weak dollar is a strong opportunity