A willful and wanton act results in life-changing consequences How many times have we seen something happen that caused us to say, “Thank goodness nobody got killed”? We might not personally have been guilty of a willful and wanton act that led us to say such a thing, but we know darn well that young people — like that group of five teenagers on the overpass this week — often do things without taking the[…]
Sexual harassment is nothing new in today’s world. It wasn’t new 100 years ago; and it might not ever be only a thing of the past. As long as there are men who feel they have a right to impose themselves on women against their will, there will always be that predominantly hidden and unspoken, yet very prominent while often ignored crime that such men choose to believe is not a crime at all. The[…]
There are many differing opinions and as many different ways of expressing those opinions. Most people who grow up in America learn there are behaviors that are expected (and some that are not accepted) of those who choose to live in this country, as a matter of course. Who doesn’t understand that one doesn’t go to a worship service and turn on their music or carry on a loud conversation during the service? Who doesn’t[…]
Yes, we know by the time you get to read this, the tragedy known as 9/11 will be gone and possibly even tucked away in our consciousness for one more year. But because as I write this, memories and reflections of the actual day are being recounted by various commentators and TV personalities, and videos explaining what REALLY happened are all over the Internet, they stir me to comment as well. Will the truth about[…]
Although I would never say that the United States of America is the best place in the world for EVERYONE to live — imagine how many immigrants would gravitate to us then — I certainly wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else. Choosing what city or town is another matter. I’ve always been rather content to live in this country, whether experiencing 30 degrees below zero or 120 degrees above, and I’ve obviously enjoyed living in[…]
Here is the story that caught my attention, in a bit of a large nutshell: Rosalynd Harris, 25, is a waitress who works at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., a restaurant named after African-American jazz poet Langston Hughes (who was actually a former busboy himself). It is open to everyone, but has a strong sense of local community with the presence of art, culture, and political conversations.
The USDA pays farmers and livestock producers for dead animal If you were one who raises livestock for a living, and you could either spend your own money to build adequate protection from the weather for your animals, or simply collect money for every animal found dead due to lack of that protection against the severely harsh weather,[…]