…speak too soon

Happy Independence week, crusaders! We’re just days away from the mid-week holiday, but first, some history. This is your annual reminder that today July 2, 1776, is the actual day we decided to call it quits with the British Empire. On this day in 1776, John Adams became one of the first U.S. politicians to…

…Divide and Conquer

Happy Sunday, crusaders! As we sail into a bizarre holiday week here in the US of A, it might seem pointless to get into that productive mindset. The week essentially has an extra Sunday right in the middle. True, it’s a day off, but you know you have to get back to work the next…

…rev your engines

Crusaders, we’re on the edge of a national holiday, one that has likely already begun for many of you. This year the fourth of July falls right in the middle of the week, forcing proud Americans to pick a side.

…get set

Happy last day of spring, crusaders! With summer officially ahead of us it’s time to start diving head first into the joys of the season. Here at the crusade, the Summer of Blockbusters may have started a few weeks ago, but as we embark on this new season, I wanted to take a moment for…

…ride it out

With everything that’s happening in the world, it can sometimes feel like things are going a little bit off the rails, so it feels appropriate to acknowledge that on this day in 1884, the first American roller coaster opened at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

…kick it up a notch

It’s World Cup time, soccer fans! Although with the U.S. not even in the tournament this year, it feels disrespectful to use that word. Therefore I will henceforth be referring to the sport as football. And to everyone who stopped reading when they saw the U.S. didn’t make the cut, for shame. You’re missing out….