Kettlebells are everywhere these days. The exercise weights are so popular, that when the pandemic hit the US, they sold out immediately.
When I decided to try kettlebells, I bought a 15-pound weight. My partner balked — No, that’s too light for you. And he was right, but he didn’t understand something: I’m scared of weights.
9:44 am — “I’m ready,” my partner says. We put our voter registration cards in our wallets, and we don our face masks, and we walk outside.
10:00 am — Early voting center opens its doors.
10:10 am — We are in a line that wraps around the block, twice.
10:11 am — “Are you sure you don’t want to come back during the week?” I ask my partner. He says he has a busy work schedule.
10:12 am — A woman in line ahead of us turns around and shouts, “I think the wait is worth it!” …
What you may not know, is everything I’m about to share with you, below.
Between 1900 and 1970, Reno was the Divorce Capital of the World. Nevada’s earlier status as a U.S. territory played a crucial role. With a six-month residency requirement, it was shorter (and faster) than the one-year requirement in other states.
When the Great Depression hit, Nevada saw the divorce industry as a chance to fuel economic growth. The residency requirement dropped to six-weeks, allowing for a “quickie divorce.” …