S#!t Just Got Real

There is a lot of talk these days about the sandwich generation — people of a certain age who have both children and aging parents whom they care for. Some, like myself, may only have parents to care for. Even without the added duty of child rearing one may still feel ‘squeezed’ in the middle, only the last thing it feels like is being between two soft pieces of bread!… [Read more]

V O T E

Today is National Voter Registration Day. According to The Root, the goals of the “nonpartisan coalition of organizations, volunteers and celebrities behind National Voter Registration Day is working to achieve the following goals:

  • Register Voters: A network of a thousand organizations operating on the ground and through social media will register tens of thousands of voters in the field and tens of thousands more online–while also receiving pledges to vote from the already registered.
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What the Ralph Nader is wrong with you?

I loved this picture! It gave me hope that not all of the Republican Party has departed on a one way trip to Teabaggistan! It was posted on a friend’s Facebook page. (One of my real friends whom I have known for years, not the Facebook non-equivalent.) Why did I have to go and read a comment someone wrote about it?… [Read more]

In the Shadow of the American Dream (Conclusion)

This is the conclusion of my interview with Daniella P.  It is my sincere hope that this series helps readers to see the plight of undocumented people from a more empathetic perspective.    

MI:  I honestly don’t know if I could have done what you did, and went through what you had to go through to get back here.… [Read more]

Asking the Right Questions

“…All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you better run, better run, out run my gun! All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you better run, better run, faster than my bullet” -“Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People

According to Mark Foster, the writer of ‘Pumped Up Kicks, the song is “about a kid that basically is losing his mind and plotting revenge.… [Read more]

Placing Hope in the Right Hands: MamaHope

This is the conclusion of our interview with Mamahope.org founder, Nyla Rogers. We hope you will not only read this article but actively support their mission. If donating money is not something you are able to do, please help to spread the word far and wide by sharing this and part one of this interview via e-mail or posting on your social media sites.… [Read more]

Placing Hope in the Right Hands: An Interview with Mama Hope’s Founder

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

~ Margaret Mead

When was the last time you saw an advertisement for a charity, non-profit or NGO that said “Stop the Pity”? Wait, what…you have never seen one like that? Well neither had I, that is, until someone shared a video produced by MamaHope.org with me:

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In the Shadow of the American Dream Part 3: The Journey Continues

In light of the President Obama’s recent bold step forward on immigration reform, many young undocumented Americans will now have the chance to come out of the shadows and live their lives openly, without  the looming threat of deportation.  However, many undocumented immigrants who still live and work in the United States, as they have for years, will still languish in a limbo of fear and uncertainty. … [Read more]

It’s Racist. Deal With It.

Imagine you are at the top in your field of specialized medicine. You do all the right things in terms of furthering your career, yet your peers and colleagues not only disrespect you on a constant basis — they lampoon you in a vile and hostile manner and then laugh like a cabal of mean-spirited middle school bullies.… [Read more]

Quid pro Quo (or is it Quid pro Ho?)

“Quid pro Quo” is defined as “This for That” or “Something for Something.” So…is that what’s behind Mitt Romney’s association with Donald “still-on-that-birther-bullshit” Trump? What does Mitt hope to obtain from this dubious alliance — votes? Mitt, you are already your party’s “Rominee,” (or is that ‘R-Money,’ my Republican homie?) and everyone knows extreme, fringe issues like Birtherism aren’t likely to garner independent or undecided votes in the general election.… [Read more]