About moc

My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 35 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

Sugar to the rescue!

Breaking news this week… cereal companies are returning to their traditional sugary recipes following several years of slumping sales of “healthy” option cereals with “natural” ingredients and all that jazz. Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes (love writing that) from General Mills and Chocolate … Continue reading

This is too rich

A short but illuminating piece from last week’s Loudoun Times-Mirror (fast becoming my favorite local rag) describes the actions “transparency advocates” have taken to shine a light on incentives offered by local governments to Amazon re: its “HQ2” development. This … Continue reading