October 11, 2017 October 2017 started off with tragedy as 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded when a shooter armed with rifles modified to shoot on full auto opened fire on a crowd of thousands at a country music festival. The shooter, unlike his victims, chose his time to go by shooting himself before he could be arrested. The usual debate … Continue reading No use for conspiracy theorists
Oct. 5, 2017 Next Monday is Columbus Day, at least in Arkansas and most other states. It’s not a day celebrated by everyone, particularly the descendants of the first nations who saw their populations decimated by the onslaught of Europeans that Columbus is given credit of opening the gate for. Five states do not recognize Columbus Day: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont. Three … Continue reading On Columbus Day facts and history don’t always agree
September 22, 2017 When it comes to cancer awareness, it seems that pink is the dominant color. We all know it as the breast cancer color and people wear it all year-round. While the heightened awareness and dedication fighting breast cancer, one of the top killers of women, is helping lots of people, it’s not the only cancer that people need support battling out there. … Continue reading Teal, for real
September 15, 2017 This week marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which changed the American way of life within just a few hours, not overnight. It’s kind of amazing how things change. It’s also strange to think that for around one-fifth of us, it’s the way things have always been. That one-fifth I’m talking about are the Americans born after Sept. … Continue reading Sept. 11, 2001, cost more than life
September 8, 2017 Over August, one word was thrust back into the spotlight: Fascist. Much of it had to do with the political-ideological violence we saw play out in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Berkeley, California. But what the heck is fascism anyway? Well, if you ask people who put themselves on a right vs. left ideological spectrum, it’s either A) a “left wing” ideology because Hitler’s … Continue reading What is fascism anyway?
September 1, 2017 Man, August 2017 is not going to be remembered as a particularly good month for the U.S. We had ideological violence, a natural disaster and a political quagmire. Too bad it’s not like August 1977, when we had some great things kicking off. Now, I’m admittedly biased toward this month and year, considering I was born in them, but this is not … Continue reading Forty years to forever
August 24, 2017 You ever been mistaken for somebody else? I’m sure you have been at some point in your life, or you’ve been the person mistaking someone else as someone you knew. Not a big deal most of the time. Often, it gets a good laugh. But what if that case of mistaken identity gets you death threats and forces you to take your … Continue reading Internet mobs often attack wrong target
August 17, 2017 Did you know that some people think the Earth is flat? Apparently there are, but I still have trouble believing it. Why? Because I just cannot believe someone is A) that stupid or B) that willing to deny reality and more than 2,000 years of evidence. Even when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, it was generally accepted by pretty much anyone that … Continue reading Flat Earth believers: Are they for real?
August 9, 2017 Last Wednesday, the world got news of a breakthrough that will affect the future of not only medicine, but prenatal care as well: The first successful editing of human genes to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation. The process, gene editing, has been talked about for years. It’s been not only the center of scientific discussion, but also great fodder for … Continue reading One microscopic step for man, one large step for mankind
July 26, 2017 I really hate to sound like one of those people who says “everybody is so easily offended now” because it sounds too much like “kids these days.” But sometimes the situation just makes it to where you can’t help it. Apparently, there is an outrage, largely on Twitter and clickbait media calling out a proposed show by the creators of the hit … Continue reading Outrage hunting