A friend shared a video on Facebook from Pixar. It touched me, perhaps it moves you too. Tolerance is something we take for granted. I’ve often felt that we don’t see and meet the real members of the LGBT community – only celebrities and stereotypes. It’s also good to see something positive come from something […]
I have launched a new site called The Middle Nation. The site was born out of a need of mine, certainly, and perhaps some other folks as well for the middle point of view of this country to have a voice. Politically I have always considered myself a moderate – someone who wants to understand […]
September 2, 2010, at 1:29 am — Blogs
Clack, clack, clack!
I take off my headphones and look up from my computer and over my shoulder towards the cubicle wall behind me. Listening for the sound…
Clck, clck, clck.clck,clck!!
I stand up. And look up and around the maze of cubicles trying to locate the sound. I turn just in time to see arching up and over the cubicles nerf arrows flying, piercing the silence as their plastic machine gun hosts clack and click away.
It must be 6 o’clock. Time to go home for the day.
Barack Obama’s Stimulus program helped create a TV Studio – full video after the jump! Click the headline for the video!
She won! Aarti Sequeria won the Next Food Network Star and will have her own show! She frickin’ won! What a relief. And how wonderful, how brilliantly wonderful! For the last several weeks my wife and I have been on the edge of our seats every Sunday night as we waited with baited breathe to […]
August 1, 2010, at 3:26 pm — Blogs
When Barack Obama was campaigning in 2008 his supporters, and heck even his rivals, were impressed with his demeanor. He was calm when others were sweating, he turned attacks into a lesson, he took the high road even when his opponents were throwing kitchen sinks. And people were impressed. People were eager to sit and listen to this young candidate speak of high ideals and deliver stirring speeches about personal responsibility and change.
He won the election. And he didn’t change. Sure he stopped giving the big speeches all the time, but his idealism remained consistent. And it really peeved off the left and right of the country.
It breaks my heart to hear people disparage the unemployed. It troubles me that some of my closest relatives and friends align themselves with a party that seems so callous to the victims of the crisis – the unemployed, the forgotten. It’s hard to look them in the eye anymore. Those of us who have been through it understand the pain and the shame that comes with saying “I am unemployed”. After a while it feels as if it is an accusation – that I am unemployable, rather than just one of millions who were tossed aside for the sake of greed and slow thinking.
Michael Winship wrote a blog over at the Huffington Post about Miley Cyrus’ recent appearance in the headlines, suggesting she is being “ruined … as a human being.” No one is ruined. Maybe we can support our child actors instead of looking for reasons to embarrass them or put undue pressure on them to be perfect.
President Obama gave a speech from the Oval Office in order to inform the media and public on the continuing cleanup efforts and consequences of the BP oil leak. Instead of fully focusing on what he said – many are more interested in how he said it. One pundit, prior to the speech, actually stated […]
The truth may set you free but it doesn’t mean anyone else is going to believe you. At least that seems to be the way the world works these days. We are a people of skepticism and suspicion. We thrive on it, heck the entire internet is practically built on rumor and innuendo. In modern tabloid journalism a rumor and one anonymous source is all that stands between a publication and a viral click.