From the Owners/Publishers
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
I find the New Year to be a good time to look back and look forward. 2020 was exhausting—and really weird. At this point, it has become a social media ritual to post about how long, difficult, and bizarre the past year was, along with your hopes that 2021 will be better. Beyond the loss of life, the novel coronavirus has also caused major shifts in how we work, eat, spend money, travel, and more. Oh, and there’s been a lot going on in politics this past year, too. (How’s that for an understatement?)
But while the pandemic and election dominated 2020’s headlines, plenty of other things happened, some of which were especially odd. How about the Pentagon releasing the three videos of UFOs? It seemed too strange—even for 2020. Then we had a high school student discover a new planet and scientists discovered that a giant star had seemingly disappeared. 2020 was a strange year for space. We had the terrifying winged creature called the “murder hornet” that had been spotted in the United States, and what about the obsession with Netflix’s Tiger King? Exotic zoos, murder, mullets, and questionable treatment of animals. I just didn’t get the obsession with it! We can’t forget the broom challenge hoax that went viral. The premise was that according to NASA, on February 10 (and that day only), a broom would be able to stand up straight on its bristles because of the specific type of gravitational pull on that date. Turns out, none of it was true. I didn’t try it, but know many that did. Lastly, the mystery seeds that arrived from China in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued warnings, urging people not to plant the mystery seeds, fearing they were some type of invasive species. Turned out it was part of an Internet “brushing” scam, which is one part of the process where merchants invent fake customers and positive reviews to boost their sales.
If you have made a New Year’s Resolution, whatever it may be… stick with it, you can do it! The beauty of starting a new year is the vision of a clean slate, a time where we can start fresh and hopefully make the changes that we want to see in our lives.
We hope that 2021 brings you much happiness in all that you do and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Ride Hard Live Free,
Denise & Scott