Night of the living meth heads

January 22, 2012

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Blogger’s note: This is a rant, plain and simple. This is not a “say no to drugs” piece. This is a “I’m scared as hell about what drugs can do to a community” piece. I’ve never been a fan of drugs, whether they be prescription, over the counter or illegal. I don’t like the idea […]

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SOPA!

January 20, 2012

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Wednesday was a crazy day on the internet. Wikipedia went dark. Google blacked out their logo. Hundreds of smaller sites, including this blog, blacked out their content for 12-24 hours. Apparently, it was enough. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) have been tabled by Congress. SOPA may be dead. If you […]

01.19.99

January 19, 2012

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“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love It was a white, wintry morning. The sunlight bounced off the snow, making the crystals glisten. I pulled on a brown velvet dress and climbed into my mother’s van. I held […]

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When you say nothing at all

January 16, 2012

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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne For a journalist, it is important to find something new to write every day. That’s really hard when almost everything imaginable has been written about […]

What happened to personal responsibility?

January 15, 2012

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“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait.” ― Natalie Goldberg Let me say this up front: I never want to discuss politics or religion on my blog. Both of these subjects get people into trouble, and I’m not going to do it. As readers may have […]

Weight a minute….

January 13, 2012

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Blogger’s Note: Ok, before I launch into this blog — Yes, I meant to spell it “weight” instead of “wait”. The United States is a melting pot of races, religions, sexualities, etc. If this is the case, why have I been dealing with people making jokes about my weight for my entire life? Just recently, […]

The separation of church and state?

January 12, 2012

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One of my friends has quite a debate going on Facebook about religion, and the separation of church and state came up. It interested me. Marion County Commissioners’ meetings start with a blessing by religious leaders in town. This is a government agency. It blew my mind! I mean, the popular opinion is that if […]