Media-With-An-Agenda (A.K.A. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”)

We live in a Democracy: a government that works based on the premise that the citizens of the US will educate themselves on the issues at hand, and vote on leaders who they feel will make the best decisions to address those issues. However, educating ourselves is becoming increasingly difficult. Many are getting their news by following the social media links of others that share the same views, using the same television and radio resources, and going to the same print materials. And news is no longer simply that: it’s often reported with an opinion and bias attached — and people seek out … Continue reading Media-With-An-Agenda (A.K.A. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”)

#MadeItBetter: Because Plastic Doesn’t Belong Anywhere But a Bin

It’s not made-up media garbage. There’s a real problem taking over our streets and waterways, our forests and oceans. Plastic. I found heaven years ago in the West Coast shores of Ireland. This last visit, however, I was genuinely bothered … Continue reading #MadeItBetter: Because Plastic Doesn’t Belong Anywhere But a Bin

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‘Good Guy’ Muslims: Why America Should Embrace Its Islamic People

“Living is easy with eyes closed — Misunderstanding all you see.” — John Lennon It was voting day. Despite having a flight to catch, I went to the polls and waited 45 minutes to vote for a candidate who only … Continue reading ‘Good Guy’ Muslims: Why America Should Embrace Its Islamic People

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This is the Black Widow My Sister Nearly Fed Her Two Year Old

Giving grapes to your two year old shouldn’t be a potentially deadly undertaking. But this week, when my sister went to prepare her daughter’s snack, she was greeted with a startling surprise. “I opened the top of the bag and … Continue reading This is the Black Widow My Sister Nearly Fed Her Two Year Old