Happy February!

February is thought of as a month to appreciate love and loved ones. In celebration of that theme, I am posting the video of the Free Hugs Campaign event that I was a part of back in June 2012. The campaign reaches out to others under the premise that,  “Sometimes, Continue Reading →

Fear & Lies >> Sunday Sense

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us.  But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.                                          ~Tad Williams (American Author, March 14, 1957) This Continue Reading →

Susquehanna River Top Most Threatened for 2011

Pennsylvania has landed the top spot on a national list, but unfortunately the list is America’s Most Endangered Rivers. According to the national environmental group American Rivers, the Susquehanna River is America’s most endangered river . The group said the Susquehanna is being damaged by hydraulic fracturing, also known as Continue Reading →

Mutant Pointy Boots Become Fashion Craze

The pointy boot fad has absolutely exploded in Matehuala, Mexico. This is way beyond your average, pointed-toe cowboy boot. I want to see someone walking down the street in these crazy boots. I actually wish I had been able to when I visited Texas in mid-April during Holy Week. This Continue Reading →

LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms (via Associated Press)

The warm, amber light of incandescent light bulbs is on its way out, ending a 130-year relationship with Thomas Edison’s invention that brightened the modern world. While this does mean that mood lighting will be a lot harder to come by, developments in technologies are now moving forward with more Continue Reading →

Things We Say Wrong via WhatYouOughtToKnow

This video captures, in a nutshell, most of the butchered  language that make English teachers and writers cringe. At the same time, these language differences capture differences in socioeconomic class, geography, and the formality or informality of a situation. Related Articles The Fossils of Concepts (3quarksdaily.com) Mysterious language spoken by Continue Reading →

My Personal Identity Essay: Living in Spanglish

Below is the personal identity essay that I wrote for my Race and Ethnicity class. It was originally written on September 13, 2009. Any critiques are welcome. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Living in Spanglish Every once in a while, I end up getting asked the question, “Where are you from,” or “Where were Continue Reading →