Ordinary Day

This week’s “Say It In Song” pick is ”Ordinary Day” as performed by Omar.

or·di·nar·y (/ˈôrdnˌerē/)

Ordinary is defined as having no special or distinctive features; normal.

It’s what is commonplace, regular or standard. In an era during which so much of what we see and hear is hype that is meant to frighten rather than enlighten and manipulate rather than teach, there’s beauty in being able to experience what is simple and ordinary.… [Read more]

An Exhausting Week…

It’s the end of a week that’s ‘one for the books.’ Endless news coverage has reminded us that we’re living in times during which not much can be taken for granted. It has been exhausting.

The week brought a vote by the House of Representatives to invade citizens’ privacy on one end, and a win by the National Rifle Association against all voices in support of sane gun control legislation on the other.… [Read more]

The Middle East’s Ignored Cold War

With the recent attacks on American and Western embassies across the Muslim world, most of the narratives in the mainstream media have been focused on conflict between the West and the “Muslim world.” Yet, this exaggerated conflict is often given precedence over another trending clash in the Middle East—one with more serious ramifications for the region.… [Read more]

Women: If You’re Not Angry, You’re Not Paying Attention

On Friday I went to a viewing of the documentary, Miss Representation. Many of the quotes that were splashed across the screen were ones I already knew and repeated even. Still, it did not make them any less impactful to see.  I was aware of much of the content that the film explored, but sometimes it is nice to be reminded.… [Read more]

Pack Up And Go

More media distractions…I think that’s all we’re going to get for at least the next several days. The United States has plenty to deal with; we have still high unemployment levels, beaten/pepper sprayed protestors, troops who are scheduled to return from Afghanistan — and yet our biggest news headliner is Herman Cain and his ever growing bevy of accusers.… [Read more]