• Culture and Society

    Surround Yourself with Nature

    Over the years, I have come across several people who enjoyed being outside and surrounded by nature. Whether this involved hiking through hills and mountains, lying on a towel on a beach, taking a walk in a park, having a picnic or barbeque in a backyard, or just sitting on…

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    Find Your Inspiration and Cherish It

    Regardless of what path you walk in life, there are often guides that inspire you and draw you toward a specific direction. Maybe you became an accountant because you loved the specificity and language of numbers in grade school. Perhaps you became a chef because you felt loved when your…

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    I Am Not White, and I Have Less Power

    The heading for this post is a grim reality that I face.  Here in America, white people are the dominant political and cultural forces in society. You can look at any magazine rack at any supermarket and drug store.  The vast majority of magazine covers has beautiful white people on…

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    Fight the Power of Social Media

    What I have been doing lately may be subtle or even inconsequential, but I have been taking  small steps to fight the power of social media. Earlier this week, news was released about a company called Cambridge Analytica that compromised the personal data of close to 50 million facebook users…