On hot takes

When tragedy strikes, as it did late Sunday night, we humans tend to reach too quickly for answers and explanations. And sometimes, we tend to reach a little too far.

Eggnog strikes again

Alas, it was an innocent mid-week trip to the store to pick up some things. And the visit had started off well. I had swung by a particular part of the store and had gotten a good “bah, humbug” fix, snorting at all the Christmas stuff that was already up. Ah, yes, that was the ticket.

God bless cotton

The cotton is flying all over social media, and now it’s made the national news.

Scrooge gets warmed up

“What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer…..” Ebenezer Scrooge.

Lower taxes, not higher minimum wage

On Monday, in honor of Labor Day, members of the group called “Fight for $15″ took to the streets across the country, including across the river in Memphis, demanding an increase in the federal minimum wage. It was a call for a “livable” wage, in which those of all skill sets – including those without any – can afford to raise a family.