You Are What You Believe?

From the time I was in elementary school I was fascinated by politics. Throughout most of my life I religiously watched the news, stayed current on national events, and followed politics like most fanatics follow their favorite sports team. However, after decades as an armchair political pundit,  I needed a break and managed to slip [...]

Taste Test

Yesterday America's pastor Billy Graham passed from this world into the next. As Christians and even non-Christians celebrated his life and legacy, one dissenting voice rang out in stark contrast to the positive thoughts of so many. An obscure internet troll and writer for Teen Vogue (yes, that same magazine frequently filled with stunningly inappropriate content) [...]

Static Cling

Facebook's data logs will one day be a treasure trove of information for anthropologists, historians, and psychologists to sift through when learning about this era. Social media has its uses, of course, but on the whole Facebook and Twitter have become places for people to proudly display ignorance, bias, and misinformation. Parsing unending streams of [...]

Being Right

Another famous person committed suicide this week. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, another 123 people committed suicide today...but most of us will never know because they aren't famous. Every day in America and around the world people suffer from sickness, poverty, political oppression, and mental illness just to list a few. We [...]