We live in a Democracy: a government that works based on the premise that the citizens of the US will educate themselves on the issues at hand, and vote on leaders who they feel will make the best decisions to address those issues. However, educating ourselves is becoming increasingly difficult. Many are getting their news by following the social media links of others that share the same views, using the same television and radio resources, and going to the same print materials. And news is no longer simply that: it’s often reported with an opinion and bias attached — and people seek out … Continue reading Media-With-An-Agenda (A.K.A. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”)
“Living is easy with eyes closed — Misunderstanding all you see.” — John Lennon It was voting day. Despite having a flight to catch, I went to the polls and waited 45 minutes to vote for a candidate who only … Continue reading ‘Good Guy’ Muslims: Why America Should Embrace Its Islamic People
When your sales guy told me, two years ago, about the Beetle TDI — a car, he said, that “burns so clean, you could breathe from the exhaust pipe,” — I had serious doubts. But when he lead me to a wall … Continue reading An Open Letter to Volkswagen Regarding My ‘Clean Diesel’
My friend Sarah is the type who just thrives on being a mother. She struggled to get pregnant and suffered because of it: the thought of not having children just devastated her. She was rewarded with a beautiful, healthy daughter — then … Continue reading My Friend’s Son Is Vaccine Damaged
Last year I was diagnosed with 34 food allergies. Removing these food allergies from my system, along with processed foods and sugars, I have been cured of Hashimoto Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease), gastritis, pancreatitis, significantly reduced the symptoms from and the … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Diagnosed with 34 Food Allergies
Success! Though many said it couldn’t be done, buried among the tables at this year’s Farmer’s Market I found what I believed was some of the last non-genetically modified (non-GMO) corn left in the U.S. I carried it home with … Continue reading What Do You Like on Your Corn?
When one trains in university to be a family therapist, there is one principal that stands out on top of all others: “Get as many of the people who are involved into the room that you can.” This makes perfect … Continue reading Missed Connections: Why Doctors Should Talk to Each Other