What an era to be alive. Americans have no shortage of entertainment options. We’re just beginning to be able to see movies in theatres again; Broadway is planning its return; visits to amusement parks are part of the nation’s reopening; and our at-home selection of programs to stream is robust. Binge watching is available 24/7. But it wasn’t always thi
We are officially a year removed from one of the most memorable days of last year. Yesterday marked the anniversary of Tom Hanks disclosing his positive covid-19 test result. It was also the day the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended it 2019-2020 season; this halt was particularly challenging to yours truly because hopes of a Lakers championship were high then
Energy is an abstract yet familiar concept. We all have some idea as to what it is when we hear the word. I know to reach for a cup of coffee if I feel like I’m lacking it. It stands alone on one side of probably the most widely known, albeit less-than-intuitive, equations ever. Thank you, Professor Einstein. Adding to its mystique for us mere mortals, physic
Stock markets are dynamic organisms. Their movements are influenced by millions of people. These individuals come with unique circumstances, opinions, and preferences which might change for any number of reasons. Each day investors pore over data, parsing it in their own unique ways, creating reasons to buy or sell.
Zombies are occasionally the subjects of fictional works. These undead, horror-related characters are found in books, music videos, movies, and video games. Often pathogens infect them, turning a once lively person into no more than an animated corporeal without other human essences. Once an individual transitions, they may become a vector of the disease for which there is no
A portmanteau is one for my favorite tools of the English language. It sounds awfully French to be English, but I digress. They result from blending two or more words. Spork is probably the most utilitarian one I can think of. You can eat a salad or bowl of cereal with that portmanteau. Those of us in Southern California are familiar with smog (smoke + fog).&