2020 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

Hope you all enjoyed your black Friday shopping today. I’m going to keep this post short. On Small Business Saturday tomorrow, please keep these businesses in mind if you’re in the Las Vegas area… (or shop online if you’re not) Copper Cat Bookstore Amber Unicorn Bookstore (going out of business) Shall We Play A Game? […]

October 2020 Housekeeping

A few noteworthy things: -Due to the widening focus of topics I’ll be covering, I’ll be renaming the website and will have an additional domain of www.foxliketheanimal.com. The old URL of www.bryanfoxjr.com will still work for the foreseeable future. My wife had made a good point that I needed a catchier sounding name for the […]

Now I Know Why Dave Ramsey Carries a Gun

I will cite a lot of Dave Ramsey’s tenets in this article. If you’re in a tight spot with your finances and don’t know where to start, his books will give you direction. His YouTube page is also a good, free resource. Financial radio host Dave Ramsey has made it no secret that he owns […]

COVIDIOTS: Stimulus Check Shamers

A while ago on a social media site, an author and a freelance editor got into a spat because the author decided to purchase a firearm with her stimulus money. They got into a debate over the issue which grew pretty nasty and I’ll refrain from revealing both of their identities for this reason.  So […]

Back to Blogging

I’ve been away a while. I’ve spent way too much time on social media, looking at the train-wreck that society has become. We went from, “We’re all in this together,” staying home to flatten the curve, posting slacktivism videos of singing “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” to protests, riots, and trying to […]

COVIDIOTS: “Why Go Back to Work When I’m Getting $1,000 a Week in Unemployment?”

There are a lot of folks out of work right now. Thankfully, the enhanced $600/week unemployment on top of your usual amount of $200-$400ish a week is doing a darn good job of making a lot of folks whole, and then some. Many people are effectively getting a raise out of the $600/week enhancement.  Because […]

Review: The Girl Who Owned a City

This will probably be my last pandemic themed book review, and it’s a good one. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is the granddaddy of dystopian YA literature, originally published in 1975. It’s about a neighborhood of children, led by Lisa who struggle to survive after all teens and adults on Earth […]

COVIDIOTS: N95 Mask Shamers & Virtue Signalers

In case you’ve been living under a rock, N95 masks are one of the more effective face masks to wear for preventing the wearer from getting COVID-19 or to prevent spreading the disease if you already have it (hopefully unknowningly if you have it).  Lately on social media, folks have been shaming people who use […]

Review: The Hades Factor

For the third review in my pandemic series, I took a look at 2000’s The Hades Factor by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. This was Ludlum’s 4th-to-last book before his passing. There was also a TV miniseries in the mid-00s and possible plans to reboot the show, setting it in the Bourne cinematic universe.  It […]

Nevada Lockdown Sit-Rep

It’s been a month and three days since Nevada’s first COVID-19 case and 22 days since Governor Sisolak ordered all casinos closed (and a few days later, ordered all non-essential businesses closed under threat of fines or license revocation.  I reflected back on the last three months of the crisis and what got us to […]