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”

Get Lost! But Please Come Back…

Travel is what many of us live for. The ability to immerse ourselves in a world not our own and soak up all the cultural differences is refreshing and satisfying. While there are some who enjoy the same routine day after day and desire the comfort (which is completely valid), I personally enjoy the dailyContinue reading “Get Lost! But Please Come Back…”

Let’s Flip to Feminism!

There is a massive shift occurring across the United States. Women are taking power and putting themselves in positions of authority that were historically reserved for men. If a female democratic candidate were running for office this year, she would win without a fight, and if Biden was a little bustier he wouldn’t even needContinue reading “Let’s Flip to Feminism!”

Pollution… Environmental, Noise, and Visual – A Call to Consideration

In the early 1990s, my generation could be found sitting in elementary school classrooms with wide eyes and open minds listening to our teachers discuss the problems of drug abuse, HIV and cancer and the lack of cures, acid rain, recycling and general pollution. Global warming had not yet become a hot topic, and someContinue reading “Pollution… Environmental, Noise, and Visual – A Call to Consideration”

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…”

Why is Society Regressing in the Civil Rights Movement? Racism should be dead in 2020.

Activism, whether it’s political, social or in support of reform of anything else, is the start of a conflict. In a relationship, does a confrontational attitude calm the situation or increase the tension? Being right or wrong rarely matters when emotions are involved. In the United States, social reform and civil rights have been aContinue reading “Why is Society Regressing in the Civil Rights Movement? Racism should be dead in 2020.”

From Fear to Fondness

Based on a true story about kindness in a darkened world I had only been back in San Diego for a few days. The last time I was in the city, I camped with my son in a quiet business park about a dozen miles east of San Diego proper. No problems, just a fewContinue reading “From Fear to Fondness”

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”