Three ways to Regenerate and Combat Stress and Anxiety

Who out there feels as if they have time for everything? Time to take a vacation, have fun, explore your hobbies, lean new skills, read a book, get all of your work done, meditate, exercise, spend time with friends and family, go shopping, cook a five-star meal, go dancing, go to the museum, enjoy a…

Dereliction of Duty

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and destruction both to the economy and to the physical and mental well-being of populations around the world, the United States stands peculiarly detached from the global response.  While the containment of the virus is an incredibly complex and unprecedented problem facing virtually every country, the almost…

What COVID-19 Is Like For A Taurus

My mom was recently on the phone with her brother (my uncle) just to catch up per usual. My uncle said to my mom, “Phoebe must be loving this pandemic. She’s so introverted. She must be in her room all the time staying nice and comfortable.” I have to admit that he is right, and…

FDA approves a cheaper, faster COVID-19 test on saliva; $10 cost to patients

By Larry Johnson The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, simpler, cheaper test for COVID-19. Not only does this prove that some federal employees are at work while President Donald Trump golfs and tweets, it’s welcome news on its own. The new test, known as SalivaDirect, could replace the highly-invasive nasal swab…

AMC Theatres set to reopen after months of closure

After being closed down for five months, AMC Theatres plans to make a triumphant return across the country starting on August 20th. In a tweet posted by the company, over 100 AMC locations are set to be opened on the 20th. The tweet also said 300 more would be opening in the coming weeks as…

Breaking news: Putin says Russia has “registered” COVID-19 vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says the country has developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19. If true, the vaccine would be the world’s first. Putin made the announcement on Russian state TV. We’ll see. Putin says the vaccine was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. CNN, which reported the news this morning, said Putin announced that…

The Case for Non-Masking

Randy Weeks             Last week I was on a cross-country domestic flight from Tennessee to California. A pilot who was dead-heading wore a mask below the nose the entire way. There were several discussions between the pilot and an attendant, but the attendant either failed to ask the pilot to wear the mask properly, or…

How did we get here with Covid-19?

What went wrong with the handling of Coronavirus? At the beginning of this year we all had so many hopes and aspirations. 2020 was going to be the year that had to be so much better than 2019. But then March hit and the rest is history. Not wanting to go over the history over…

Six MLB teams aren’t playing today after more positive COVID-19 tests

It’s not looking great for Major League Baseball. Six teams — a full 20 percent of the league — won’t play games Friday, thanks to COVID-19. You know about the Miami Marlins, if you follow baseball much at all. Over the past 36 hour or so, however, the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals…

“Tenet” release put on hold indefinitely after two date changes

With theaters around the world still closed due to COVID-19, Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Tenet” has been pushed indefinitely to ensure a big release whenever theaters open. Originally slated for a release of July 17, “Tenet” would receive a date change after the announcement of theaters closing because of COVID-19. The release would then be…

A few tips to make your online classes go a little more smoothly

Thanks to COVID-19, we may or may not be headed toward a time when much of our classroom activity is done online. President Donald Trump wants schools reopened, and many Republican governors are parroting Trump’s insistence that classes be held in a classroom. Trump says online classes are “terrible,” but the truth is, they can…