Piano-Playing Olathe, KS High School Senior Now Has a Viral TikTok Video
While there is no question that we are living in truly stressful times at this very moment, we also need to be aware of our blessings as well. For example, when it comes to the Coronavirus, everyone would agree that it is very dangerous and it has made a severely negative mark on our society. However, there are many things that this virus cannot do as well. For example, one thing that COVID-19 simply cannot do is stifle our creativity. One hall school senior in Olathe, Kansas exemplifies that very fact.
The Heroism Resulting from the El Paso Walmart Shooting
These are some very dark times indeed for El Paso, Texas, and our thoughts and prayers definitely go out to all who have been affected by the shooting at the Walmart there. We could discuss the shooter, and we could discuss his motives, but above all else, the man is a coward for killing 20 innocent lives and injuring many more. We probably shouldn't give this man the notoriety he craves for this terrible act. On the other hand, one of the things we could also discuss would be the acts of heroism we saw during this horrific incident. Here are some examples of how the human spirit cannot be quashed even in the most difficult of times:
Guess Who Just Received the Highest Free-Agent Player Contract in the History of the MLB?
So I'm sitting here in my makeshift office/bedroom trying to make a dime or two for me and my lovely wife, and what do I happen to read in the Wall Street Journal but this - Manny Machado is now the recipient of the largest-ever free agent deal in the history of that great North American sport we call baseball. Manny who? Manny freakin' Machado, that's who!
The Best Exercise Bikes with Moving Arms of 2018
If your new year’s resolution is to stay fit, then rest assured, there are plenty of exercise bikes out there that will meet your needs. Of course, some of the best exercise bikes would be those that are as versatile as possible. The manufacturers of these bikes know that many of those devoted to fitness are no longer beholden to just a one-dimensional exercise machine. Indeed, this demographic wants a way to multi-task. This is why exercise bikes with moving arms are some of the best ways to fully meet the needs of this fitness generation. Here are some of the best from 2018 and beyond.
NHL Tough: The Inspiring Story of Brian Boyle
On Monday, November 5, 2018, an NHL player scored a hat-trick for the New Jersey Devils in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils would later go on to beat the Penguins by a score of 5-1. Now, of course, every hat trick is special simply because they help a team beat another team. But this hat trick was notably special. Besides the valuable distinction of scoring three goals in one game, it was completed by one Brian Boyle, and it was the first hat trick of his 11-year career and came after 705 career games. However, even with all of that, there is still more to the story of this hat trick by Brian Boyle. What else is there, you ask?
Things to See and Do in Greenland (Yes, Greenland)
If you are visiting Greenland, you might not be surprised at the remarks you receive when you tell your friends and acquaintances about it. “Won't it be cold?” and “What will you eat?” might be some of the typical reactions you would receive. However, after you get the requisite looks, relax—yes, you can tell people you are visiting Greenland with a straight face. Greenland receives more tourism than a lot of people might think. Go ahead and create a photo journal of your trip to this unique country. The reason is that your friends will not only be surprised, but they will be delighted at some of the fantastic sights to see in the most sparsely populated country on our planet. Consider some of these unique tourist attractions:
Facing Federal Charges? Never Underestimate the Importance of a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer
Incurring criminal charges is unquestionably a distressing event. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need effective representation from an experienced defense attorney. Represent yourself? Well, the old adage, “he who represents himself has a fool for a client.” If you have been charged with a federal crime in the United States you need a good federal criminal lawyer. Here are some reasons why you might need a defense attorney right away:
My Other Job Was as an MLB Catcher: The Curious Case of World War II Spy Moe Berg
With just 441 hits, a career batting average of .243, and only six career home runs, Moe Berg is hardly worthy of his own exhibit at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. However, it is present nonetheless. In fact, it not only is there, but the curators of the exhibit are even proud to showcase it. Why is this? What could possibly merit this man having his own exhibit? The answer to that question is as convoluted and unique as Moe Berg's life itself. You see, even though as a baseball player he was at best average, he was an extraordinary man who encompassed so much more than the game he loved. He played a 15-year career during the Great Depression and World War II, and it was during this time that he demonstrated a great love for his country as well. The crux of the matter is this: Moe Berg also made his mark as a World War II spy. Moe Berg did intelligence work for the Office of Strategic Services, which was the forerunner of the CIA. Even though this man never played a full season in the MLB, his work in the war effort is what has earned him this unique exhibit at Cooperstown.
Richard Kuklinski: The Worst Serial Killer You've Never Heard Of
One of the most prolific serial killers you have probably never heard of went by at least three nicknames: “the Polack”, “Big Rich” and “The Iceman” for his disturbing practice of freezing some of his victims in order to confuse the investigation into the time of death. This man's name was Richard Kuklinski, and by all exterior accounts he lived a fairly normal, upper-middle-class lifestyle with a wife and a couple of kids in New Jersey. Kuklinski claims to have had as many as 200 victims, and even claims to have murdered Teamsters Union boss Jimmy Hoffa. You see, Richard Kuklinski lived a double life. Family man by day, and Mafia hitman the rest of the time.
Croatian Firefighters Show the Heart of First Responders as Duty Calls Even During the World Cup
As the 2018 World Cup draws to a close, we often realize that the heart of a champion often doesn't just reside in the realm of sports. Some Zagreb, Croatia firefighters demonstrated this first hand as they were watching the penalty kick to see whether their home country of Croatia would be able to advance to the final match last week. The tension was palpable in the air as these men cheered on their home team. However, as they were enmeshed in the football match, the fire siren went off and no one even hesitated: they all bolted right out of their chairs and immediately sprang to action and rushed to the call, regardless of how the penalty-kick went. At the end, there was only a small handful of people to see that Croatia made a game-winning kick and was able to advance to play against France. There is no questioning the fact this tells us something really interesting about the mindset of first-responders the world over. Here are some points to consider: