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Your Local Waffle House Is Serving Up A Lot More Than Food During A Major Storm Event

We are not in the food business…We are in the people business.” – Joe Rogers, Sr., Co-Founder of Waffle House Inc. What is left of Hurricane Florence has moved out to sea. Meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimate that the slow-moving storm dumped nearly 13 trillion gallons of water between last … Continue reading

On Watch for Hurricane Florence and Gas Price Gouging

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the North Carolina coast between Thursday night, September 13th, and Friday morning, September 14, 2018. It’s been more than a minute since I have ridden out a hurricane, but I am about to do a reboot with this force of nature. As Hurricane Florence is making a … Continue reading

Three C-Words That You Should Know And Understand

What makes certain actions and words acceptable to some but offensive to others? There are a few answers to this question! One answer is the culture in which the person who is speaking or taking the action is operating in. Culture is one of three c-words that will be discussed in this post. Often when … Continue reading

How Much Will U.S. Gas Prices Increase Between Now and Labor Day 2018?

We are 10 weeks in for this Summer Driving Season! The cost of petrol has been on an interesting roller coaster ride for the last six months. Prices began an upward trend around the first week in March and climbed steadily to the highest average this year of $2.984 on May 25, 2018 which also … Continue reading

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2018

Health officials in West Africa and other organizations are close to declaring the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease over. The challenge is not that this outbreak is over, but when will the next outbreak and the one after that occur? With a disease like the Ebola virus, once the hype and news reporting … Continue reading

Numbers: Gas Price Updates and 2018 Independence Day Stats

July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year. AAA’s latest July 4th Travel Report shows that an estimated 47 million Americans are expected to travel 50+ miles away from their homes for the holiday. This is a record number for the 4th of July holiday and a five (5) percent increase from last year. With … Continue reading

Summer Solstice 2018 Begins Today

Believe it or not, Summer 2018 begins today. We’ve already seen and experienced warming temperatures in parts of the United States over the past seven to 10 days. That said, the summer solstice arrives Thursday, June 21, at 6:07 a.m. EDT, marking the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of you already know … Continue reading

One Week Later, Gas Prices Are Down 1.5 to 2 Cents

A review of current gas prices shows that today’s national average for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.953. Additional fuel price information from AAA shows that gas prices are down 1.9 ¢ over one week ago: $2.957 Yesterday’s average $2.971 One Week Ago $2.814  One Month Ago $2.382  One Year Ago For the most part, gas prices … Continue reading

One last Peek at Gas Prices for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

It’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and for those who are not working today, the start of a four-day weekend that includes the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28th.  AAA projects that more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than … Continue reading

Sorry Meghan, Many Have Said Much Worse and Kept Their Jobs

When you can be anything in the world today, why not be kind? This is the second time in as many weeks that I am writing an “I wasn’t going to write this” post. Similar to Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School, the information surrounding Senator John McCain’s failure to support the nomination of Gina … Continue reading

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