On Monday, December 9, 2019, a peaceful small island just off the coast of New Zealand, turned into a place of nightmares. White Island is a small tourist destination that is home to a now active volcano! On the morning of the 9th, tourists and locals had no idea what tragic events were about to unfold. Unfortunately, not everyone would make it off the island alive. Continue reading Deadly White Island Volcanic Eruption
Without you, we would not be where we are today, and we’re so thankful for all of your support throughout the year. We hope you have a joyous holiday, and we look forward to serving you again. Continue reading UPDATE: Happy Thanksgiving Day 2019!
FINAL UPDATE (12/20/2019): President Trump has signed the spending bills and avoided a holiday government shutdown. The bill granted Federal employees paid parental leave and created a new branch in the military called Space Force, which is historic.
UPDATE (12/20/2019): The House and Senate have approved the $1.4 trillion, two-part spending deal. It is now pending President Donald Trump’s signature.
We are removing the countdown clock since the shutdown threat is over.
Continue reading UPDATE: Will the Federal Government Shutdown Tomorrow?
On occasion, I am pleasantly surprised by a stranger who pays for my meal. Most of the time, I never see their faces or even know their names. I am just the lucky person they decided to bestow a kind gesture to that day. Of course, kindness is contagious, and I usually pay it forward to the next person. These random acts of generosity always move me, and I realize the world isn’t entirely heartless.
In 2019, we live in a self-centered age. Everywhere you turn, people are seeking more fame, money, attention, and power. The lust for “more” is insatiable, and sometimes people can be harmed in the process. Continue reading Reflections: The Golden Rule