Give Me Birth Control or Give Me Death!

Wait, I don’t think I have the title quite right. I know name calling and ridiculing those who disagree with me isn’t the most effective way of conveying my own position. I usually believe that a certain amount of civility should accompany … Continue reading

Hashtagging Terror

First, there was the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Signs were posted by everyone, including Michelle Obama. The hashtag crowd has since tired of the problems in Nigeria and moved on to the latest cause celeb.  Sadly, on June 13th, #BringBackOurBoys was created in response to … Continue reading

Documenting Misdeeds

There are many things in life I don’t understand, one in particular is why people, corporations, and governments leave a paper trail of their nefarious behavior. Even before the Internet age, a lawsuit or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) … Continue reading

‘Doesn’t Anyone Notice This? I Feel Like I’m Taking Crazy Pills.’*

In an attempt to save what little sanity I have left, I’ve made a concerted effort to avoid watching the news. Despite my best efforts, snippets of the absurd and annoying have seeped into my consciousness. Here is what I … Continue reading

The US, Eastern Europe & Russia: Déjà vu All Over Again – again

“Ukraine is a regional matter.” “We (the US) don’t have a dog in this fight.” “Putin just wants to protect ethnic Russians.” “The people of Crimea want to be part of Russia.” “Putin will be content with the Crimea.” I … Continue reading

International Intrigue: Part Deux

Caracas, Venezuela – Despite President Maduro’s attempt to censor information by cutting Internet access, citizens have started to post videos on YouTube.  These videos offer a glimpse inside the struggle in Caracas. It was recently revealed that the day … Continue reading