Voters: A Warning to Heed During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The day I was told I might have breast cancer, and needed surgery to determine whether I did, was one of the scariest things I have faced as an adult. With two small children, and a full lifetime of living ahead of me, it wasn’t what I wanted to hear at the age of 39.

One month later, I was faced with another scary reality.… [Read more]

Can Twitter Help Predict the GOP Presidential Candidate?

Caucuses, straw polls, primaries, and Twitter. This is how the GOP presidential candidate will be decided in 2012. Well, maybe not actually on Twitter, but political pundits are watching Twitter closely this election cycle as if peering into a crystal ball. Can anything be gleaned from the Twitter feed?

As social media continues to grow in number of active users and collective influence, these sites are providing valuable feedback this election cycle.… [Read more]

American Politics: Political Myopia At Its Best

Turn on the television, read the Twitter stream, and listen to the firestorm erupting from political debates. Republican candidates are focused on topics such as birth control and the definition of marriage. Mud is being slung and fingers are figuratively being jabbed at each other’s chests. Each is claiming he will be the savior for this great nation.… [Read more]

Susan G. Komen Foundation Learns About the Power of Social Media

Social Media is a powerful tool to bring about change. It is a place where an individual can join together with like-minded people to make a difference.

At a time when so many are frustrated with politicians and the lack of change happening in Washington, it is encouraging to see people rising up collectively to force Congress to suspend an anti-piracy law decision and also to bring a large organization to it’s knees in the course of a month.… [Read more]

I Have a Dream

I have a dream in 2012.

A dream that….

  • No man, woman or child will go to bed hungry.
  • Quality, affordable healthcare is available to all.
  • There is peace in the world.
  • Corporate and political corruption is an anomaly.
  • Protecting and preserving our environment is a priority.
  • No one is ever judged based on race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
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