Brad Thor’s Last Patriot

I didn’t read “The Last Patriot” by Brad Thor last year when it came out. I’m not sure why, because the character Scot Harvath, who Thor has created, is one of my favorite action characters, and I really enjoy reading Thor’s books. I guess life got in my way and suddenly I saw “The Apostle” in the bookstore and decided […]

Toys for your hound

A lot of thought goes into choosing the right toys for your hound. You must first learn about the breed and understand its mannerisms before heading out to the store and buying anything old. By nature, if a Bloodhound doesn’t have much to keep its mind occupied, it’s like any other animal on the planet, it gets bored. Many new […]

How to run comps on a wholesale offer

In real estate investing, your earnings are determined based on how you buy the property. Not so much for how much you sell it. Running comparables is a key component to your success. You need to know how much the repaired property is worth, as well as what properties are being sold to compared to your property in question in […]

Congress comes after its 401 (K)

75% of Americans disapprove of the work our representatives are doing. It’s things like this that explain why: While only about 13% of American employees nationwide enjoy a retirement fund that ensures stable income for life, all 535 members of Congress do … courtesy of Uncle Sam. Members of Congress participate in the Federal Employees Retirement System, which provides pension […]

All Season Cash Fantasy Football Leagues

Daily / weekly fantasy football leagues get the most press today, but they are still FAR in the minority of desired games that fantasy football participants like to play. Long before that date, most people who play fantasy football will register their private fantasy football leagues for the entire season and join their public fantasy football leagues for the entire […]

German Vehicle Comparison: BMW Vs. Mercedes

German cars have long been recognized as some of the best designed and most luxurious cars in the world. Two manufacturers, BMW and Mercedes, rule the roost with offerings from Audi, Porsche and even Volkswagen getting some attention. Let’s take a look at some of the current offerings from these Bavarian giants and see how they are impacting the auto […]

A culture of Benidorm

Mention Benidorm and with it, implicitly, the concepts of package tourism, hotel buffets, British bars with a pint of beer, the Northern English Working Men’s Club tour imitating something that neither themselves nor their audience have ever been, impersonating by lobster-burned. bathers and fried English breakfasts with the bacon already drenched in tomato sauce, and I would bet very few […]

Distrust First Impulses

French diplomat Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord said: “Be wary of first impulses; they are almost always good.” Good luck discovering this powerful survivor of the 1789 French Revolution and world shaper who was distrusted but valued by successive French governments in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many people believe, and I am one of them, that Napoleon Bonaparte studied […]