Segregation Persists… We Need to Fully Integrate

In my morning review of the day’s headlines, I came across this piece by Newsweek’s Janice Williams about a Bobcat who was kicked out of a Dollar General in Kentucky for not adhering to mandatory coronavirus prevention measures. She wasn’t wearing a mask. My initial reaction was, “This is a failure of the public educationContinue reading “Segregation Persists… We Need to Fully Integrate”

Coronavirus Never Goes On Vacation…

California, United States. Less than one percent of the American population has been tested positive for a virus that has been labeled by some as the deadliest disease we’ve ever seen. And apparently, it doesn’t go to the beach. In San Diego, people are still swarming to the coastline during a time where everything elseContinue reading “Coronavirus Never Goes On Vacation…”

The Future is Dead and the Economy is Holding a Smoking Gun

The future isn’t dead. However, there are many aspects of present day society that either seem precarious or altogether unstable if not handled properly as we progress through the upcoming US presidential election and beyond. Nothing in life is ever certain, and there aren’t many aspects of nature that humanity can really control… At leastContinue reading “The Future is Dead and the Economy is Holding a Smoking Gun”

Homemade and Washable COVID-19 Masks… Government Approved

Short and sweet. The mask shortage within testing facilities, schools and universities has become a problem and a bit of a hot topic during the COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the United States in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign. Whether you think Trump should have or could have prevented the shortage and so manyContinue reading “Homemade and Washable COVID-19 Masks… Government Approved”

Borderless

One of the biggest and most controversial topics of discussion during the last US presidential election was on Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall between Mexico and the United States in order to keep illegal immigration and smuggling to a minimum. As a resident of California, this was very strange to me. When makingContinue reading “Borderless”

TMI – The Information Age and its Limits

She walked into the dry and dusty classroom with a glistening forehead. It was a hot August day in Arizona, and the heat had not helped to soothe her stress and anxiety. She came toward the desk where I sat and let out a deep, tired breath while she dropped her backpack from her shoulderContinue reading “TMI – The Information Age and its Limits”

Cabin Fever – The Real Pandemic

Quarantine. The concept never really seemed to be such a big deal to me before 2020. Of course, we’ve all heard of massive outbreaks and pandemics in the past, and we’ve all been sick with the flu or a bad cold and stayed home for three or four days to rest. Quarantine usually means theContinue reading “Cabin Fever – The Real Pandemic”

Love and War

Love and War. Violence and Sex. Ideology and Freedom. Fact and Illusion. All might be fair, but fairness is subjective and perspective can change what is right and what is wrong. As is the case with any polar dynamic, one extreme exists in order to justify the other. We all find ourselves standing somewhere alongContinue reading “Love and War”

Crime and Education

The issue of crime in any community is always going to be one of the most important aspects of the social network that exists as a barrier to its overall success. Crime can be the result of many things, a symptom of larger problems that can be changed by community development, and it can alsoContinue reading “Crime and Education”