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suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.31.2014
Even though Charles Dickens often wrote unfavorably about America, he was so loved, lines to see him were almost a mile long. What didn't he like about America? He was appalled and angry about slavery, and he didn't enjoy traveling any way so didn't appreciate American hotels. He thought the...
paul-reed's picture
Aug.06.2013
It is not surprising that many people see facts and truths as synonyms.  It reminds me of someone who once said, "If a person's character was to walk past their reputation, they would probably not recognize one another." William Faulkner once stated, "Facts and truths don't have much to do...
monty-heying's picture
Nov.07.2012
The election of 2012 was hard fought and dearly won, and despite all the differences it has brought us closer together as a nation. For we now know a lot more about what each other considers important and why. Some of us have changed our ways of thinking. Some have evaluated our positions and come...
sam-ryan's picture
Sep.03.2012
An out-of-breath fourteen-year-old girl in cheap shoes hurries to cross the street, her hand clenches over some cash and an electricity bill. A mother feels like forty miles of bad road, stands abandoned in a super market and ponders whether to buy milk or bread. After he sees his neighbor's newer...
aberjhani's picture
Jul.30.2012
“…You are looking at the miracles and missing the meaning behind the miracles.”--Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright (public release PR photo)   Guerrilla decontextualization is a somewhat ungainly term that falls more out of line than in line with similar coined phrases such as: guerrilla marketing,...
cara-lorello's picture
Feb.01.2011
Is print media dying? It is a burning question that newspaper executives struggle to answer plainly these days as their industry faces all-time low circulation, declining sales and readership lost to internet sources and 24-hour cable channels for news. Judging from observations between the number...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Sep.08.2010
I got a thing about certain people's 15 minutes of fame.  I also try to keep everything in perspective when it comes to this pop culture phenomenon of performers like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, et all. I try to keep it in perspective.  I remember a cartoon parody in an underground...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Sep.03.2010
Not long after Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, I punched the off-button on MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann’s Countdown show for good.   [If this isn't enough for ya, you can read the rest of this sterling essay in the Articles section.]   Thanks for coming by!
lance-m-foster's picture
Dec.16.2009
I have set the date for the experiment for "No Electronics for One Week in December: No TV, No Computer/Internet, No Music, No Games, No Cellphones." I begin this Saturday (Dec. 19) and continue until the following Sunday (Dec. 27). The goal is not to be a luddite, but to clear the mental...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Dec.02.2009
THE DOMINANT MEDIA CULTURE AND THE EFFECT OF SPORTS ON AMERICAN SOCIETY   "We have to understand that there are differences between a capitalist lobotomy and socialist lobotomies." - Suzanne Ross   Hollywood and the McCarthy "backlash"             Let me get one thing perfectly...