Fun fact, readers: Today is National Cheese Lovers Day – and I am ready to celebrate!
Major League Baseball’s player lockout had no sooner begun than commissioner Rob Manfred sent a letter to fans attempting to assuage ire about the possibility of another partial season – the sixth in 50 years – or even no season at all.
Every year, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) releases the Banished Words List – the top 10 misused, overused and useless phrases, which are selected by the school from submissions by people from all around the globe.
Readers, our COVID case numbers are increasing at a scary pace, and there doesn’t appear to be a pause button on this pandemic. We get a breather for a few moments, and then boom – cases explode once again.
Misspeaking requires some knowledge of what you’re saying. For example, if you meant to order a Diet Coke but ordered a regular Coke because you didn’t specify “diet,” you would have realized, either at that moment or, when you took your first sip, that you misspoke.
Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for taking a stand against racism, calling for equal rights for all. His actions were pivotal in bringing about legislation such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Some scammers are getting so savvy. When they call, they sound like they’re your friend. “Um, hi, this is Sarah. I’m just, ah, getting back to you about your tax situation …”
This week I had the honor to co-host Thursdays at the Theatre at the Historic Yuma Theatre again and anyone who knows me knows that I love discussing culture through film. This month’s film that we screened was especially interesting to me as the topic of Hollywood’s notion of “voodoo” versu…
• Thumbs up to Arizona Complete Health, which recently awarded $100,000 to the Bordertown Arts Project. The funding will be used toward Bordertown’s Alice and John Baca Community Kitchen and the Mockingbird’s Nest Community Center.
The incomparable Sidney Poitier departed this Earth last week, and it’s virtually impossible to detail the impact he had on both the film world and society in general.
I’ve been doing a lot of research into the Yuma Sun’s ancestor newspapers this week, which led me to a cache of Arizona Sentinels from Yuma in 1876.
I was recently invited to speak at a local women’s organization meeting in my hometown. Apparently, I was pretty much their last option, right behind the auto-warranty telemarketer and the tax auditor.
I read a recent study on the reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated against COVID-19. LendingTree (why a loan company?) had a team of analysts look into the main reasons why people aren’t getting the vaccine.
On Jan. 6, 2021, Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle was at his desk at the Longworth House Office Building, near the U.S. Capitol, when he heard an enraged mob, fueled by a former president’s false claims of fraud, making its way up Independence Avenue.
So I have this chosen brother and something interesting about them is that they’re working to become a polyglot. Gage speaks English, French and some Swedish. They’re also studying Finnish, Icelandic, Greenlandic and now Russian–mostly nordic languages because they’re of Finnish heritage, so…
• Thumbs up to Yuma Fire Department Capt. Paul Evancho, who was named the Yuma County Citizen of the Year! Evancho’s dedication and drive to help our community is amazing, and we’re thankful he calls Yuma home!
My friend and I got our COVID-19 boosters this week. Since he lives in Somerton, we decided to get our shots at the Regional Center for Border Health’s drive-thru location there. The center is offering free vaccinations for those with an insurance card and (for second doses or boosters) a CD…
2021 marked the centennial anniversary of the Miss America pageant. Perhaps it was only fitting that Emma Broyles, a 21-year-old college student from Anchorage became both the first contestant from Alaska and the first Korean American to win the national contest.
The pastiche of new state laws taking effect as the New Year begins underscores how different we are – at least in the eyes of legislators – on matters small and large.
Yuma’s night skies are amazing for catching cool celestial events. It’s one of the many blessings of living there – and in 2022, there will be some amazing events to watch!
Many of you just watched the late Darren McGavin as Ralphie’s father in the umpteenth rerun of 1983’s “A Christmas Story,” but we’re approaching the 50th anniversary of another iconic McGavin role.
Mark Zuckerberg is a boring, poster-boy CEO, and I like that. He’s not over-exuberant like some other billionaires, and people just find a way to criticize him over the littlest of things like his socially awkward mannerisms. People forget he is a total nerd.