This past month the long-hyped “Avengers: Infinity War” hit theaters across the world, grossing over $1.85 billion and earning its place amongst the top-selling films of all times. The nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), directed by the Russo brothers and distributed by Disney, it was sold to the public as the culmination of the prior Marvel films’ story arcs.
How can we grow as individuals? I was reading a novel by Sebastian Faulks last evening and there was a premise regarding education which really got me thinking.
Every day on the road we pass by them. Trucks, bearing the logos and cargo of companies in industries ranging from manufacturing to food, consumer goods to raw materials, each day traverse the seemingly endless thousands of miles of road in our nation to fill our stores and homes with their goods.
I’ve always been a history buff, not just of American history but world history. Recently I couldn’t help but reflect on the extraordinary time we live and many of the historic developments we’ve been able to witness firsthand the past few years.
There’s been an endless series of articles, essays, books, and research about the 2016 election. However I felt even now there’s still been a lot of misunderstanding and omission in the discourse, particularly regarding what really fueled then-candidate Donald Trump’s rise and why his ascendance flabbergasted the chattering class at nearly every turn.
Branch closures, high charges & poor service begin to mount up. The recent news that Royal Bank of Scotland is closing of branches in the UK serves to highlight just how poorly served the country is by the major banks. Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Nat West, Santander and RBS have pretty much devoured the potential competition that was coming from Building Societies and now behave as not only too big to fail but too big to care.
Few issues seem to polarize Americans as illegal immigration does. In the aftermath of the acquittal a couple of months ago of Kate Steinle’s suspected killer, Jose Zarate, it seems the immigration debate that was a mainstay of the 2016 election cycle has become inflamed again in our public discourse.