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Hope Is Not a Strategy

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Many have allowed their dreams to rest on the unstable grounds of hope, but what they fail to realize is hope alone is not a strategy.  Many years ago while working in corporate America two significant things became very apparent. First, the society we live in has become too accustomed to the false sense of microwave […]

Financial Collapse in the Real World Made Me a Prepper

Financial Collapse in the Real World Made Me a Prepper

Ever since Christmas, life has changed around our place. Through a combination of vehicle breakdowns and police harassment, I now find myself living without a car. This is a challenge, as we live on a small farm located twenty kilometers from the nearest town. What this means is that any simple expedition has now become […]

What Does It Mean to Be Modern?

What Does It Mean to Be Modern?

I come from a third world country where the concept of being modern is to embrace Western values unconditionally. By this I mean acceptance of western trends in clothing, thinking process, morality, music, language and food. When you look at it as I have articulated there is nothing wrong. However, where it should matter most […]

The Beautiful Gift of Scars: Distressed by Design

The Beautiful Gift of Scars: Distressed by Design

A recent trip to the mall for decorations turned into a full-blown tutorial on furniture building. Needless to say, my husband was not happy to be drafted for the journey as we embarked on picking up some small decorative items needed for the house and anticipated a very brief stop. We happened onto a small shop […]

Seeing ‘Home’ With Friends Makes a Difference

Seeing ‘Home’ With Friends Makes a Difference

Home is one of those movies that seems to be getting a number of negative reviews for being the typical cartoon movie fare. While it may be the usual type of story that Hollywood has been producing for the last few years, there are some redeeming moments that make it worth watching. If an adult […]

Immigration: Tighter Restrictions the Answer to Terrorist Attack?

Immigration: Tighter Restrictions the Answer to Terrorist Attack?

Immigration is a complicated subject in this country. There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of every North American. That word is ISIS. The voice of fear demands that we close our borders to immigrants seeking better lives in Canada and the United States. However, does tighter restrictions on immigration provide the […]

Loss: Losing a Piece of Who I Am

Loss: Losing a Piece of Who I Am

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they lose a loved one, and that is a time they will never forget. I, very recently, lost my father. He came to Seattle with my Mom to stay with my kids and I for Christmas. They were here for a week, a week full of eating […]

The Death of Nicolas Cage (Satire)

The Death of Nicolas Cage (Satire)

Nicolas Cage is still alive, but his career is most certainly dead. Following over a decade of films considered bad by critics, Cage has perished in a ball of Hollywood flame. From his recently unsuccessful romp into mixing Asian lore with Crusader legend in a film called Outcast, to the actor’s most recent film called […]

The Stain of Humanity

The Stain of Humanity

The human stain is one or all of the idiosyncrasies otherwise classified as differences within the human race that continue to cause conflict. There have been many diversities prevailing in humanity since the dawn of civilization such as race, culture and religion. Other common conflicting interests which keep humanity at odds are terms of authority, […]

Personal Injury: Three Features of Claims to Consider

Personal Injury: Three Features of Claims to Consider

It happens to individuals consistently when physical damages are done to them due to another person’s neglect. Most of the time, the mishap happens out of the blue and without warning. The injured person could be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Attaining representation for your personal injury claim should be your first step […]

Truth: Its Value and Consequences

Truth: Its Value and Consequences

Have you ever sat down at six o’clock with your family and put on the mainstream news for an up-to-date briefing on current events? Have you ever flipped from one news station to the next to find that they all go on commercial break at the same time and speak upon the same issues? How […]

Sweet Briar College: A Bond Which Will Never Be Broken

Sweet Briar College: A Bond Which Will Never Be Broken

An attack on the very essence of the rights of women has befallen a bastion of well-rounded, highly-intelligible, honorable women who come from near and far to plant their roots in a place caressed by Virginia’s pristine and picturesque valleys, overseen by truly impeccable sunrises and sunsets. This great institution is where the notion of, Think is […]

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