It's ten minutes before midnight, and I want to post something today, but I couldn't think of anything at the last minute. So I went back to my first September 15 post, back in 2015. It's a sad story: Thomas Cottingham, 27, of Wilmington, Delaware died Monday night while protecting a woman and her baby … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Not All Heroes Live to Tell About It
Like many organizations, Villanova's default email system is Microsoft Outlook as part of MS Office 365. Over the years, the spam filtering capabilities of Outlook seem to have gotten better. When an email is flagged as being potential spam, it is filtered into either a Junk Folder or a Quarantine folder. I wasn't quite sure … Continue reading This Microsoft Office 365 Feature Sums Up the Current State of Politics in the U.S. Pretty Well
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?
My wife let me know about this outrageous behavior. A preschool teacher in Norco, California was caught on film leading a political chant in which the 4 and 5-year-old students were calling for President Joe Biden to leave office. The video lasts only about eight seconds. You can hear a teacher asking the students, "Who's … Continue reading Seriously? You’ve Got Nothing Better to Teach Your Students?!
It wasn't as bad as January 6, 2021, but man, was it terrible. I don't even want to mention their names, but two members of the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed themselves, and our nation, during President Biden's State of the Union Speech last night. One of the reps yelled out at Biden, while the … Continue reading That Was, Simply Put, Reprehensible Behavior
I was once again listening to sports talk radio the other day, and the hosts were discussing what could be done to save the Olympics. Viewership is way down, and it doesn't seem to carry the same excitement that it did 20 years ago. I think there are a few things that could be done, … Continue reading This Sport Should Be in the Olympics
This idea came to me the other day while I was out driving and I had my radio on the local sports talk channel. Many of the radio hosts like to add something fun to their show, in addition to all the talk of sport. So for this particular segment, each caller, when they had … Continue reading Music Monday: My Favorite Movie Music
Starting tomorrow, Villanova University will no longer require masks to be worn in our indoor facilities, such as the classrooms. I have been waiting for this day for a while, and it is finally here. Other than a two-week break to start the Fall 2021 semester, we have been wearing masks since the Fall of … Continue reading Our School’s Mask Requirement Has Been Lifted!
It's an American tradition. Piling into the car and setting off an adventure. When I graduated college, two friends and I took a road trip from Pennsylvania to Vail to visit another one of our friends. It was a great trip. The day we arrived, our friend in Vail quit his job so he could … Continue reading Road Trip!
A quick look at some different traditions around the world for New Year's Eve: SCARECROW BURNING (ECUADOR) - Over in Ecuador, many citizens set fire to scarecrows filled with paper at midnight on New Year's Eve, as well as burning any old photographs that represent bad memories. According to age-old tradition, it's thought doing so … Continue reading Some New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World