I’m an advocate for education and equal health care. I love satire. I love to express myself through art and writing. Social issues fascinate and astound me. Co-founder of Art of Recycle.
Her tiny frame was balanced precisely on the edge of the diving board as she looked down at the surface of the ocean. She appeared to be mesmerized by the slow and gentle waves of water that were passing far beneath her, before they slapped against the floating platform. She looked like a fragile child that should be playing in a plastic pool while her parents watched over her. The shimmery, sleek pink swimming gear and oversized flippers added to the adoration. She left people holding their breath, wondering where her arm floaties went missing.
Food Additives and the Rise of Serial Killers Part 1
In the early 1900’s, sociologist and writer Upton Sinclair was out to expose government and corporate corruption. To gather factual information for his writings, Upton went undercover, as a laborer, in a meatpacking plant, and wrote about his experiences through a fictitious book about an immigrant family who came to the United States seeking a better life. What the main character of his book discovered was that the American dream was a lie, and what his readers discovered impacted our government and the laws surrounding the sale of meat, and the way commercial foods are currently preserved. Upton Sinclair, without intending to be, is the godfather of government regulated food additives and preservatives in canned and processed foods.
The Fault Line
Anger stirred in my chest. It began to grow and fill my heart, because of a four-leaf clover that I had misplaced six weeks ago. I found myself wanting to get up out of bed and to get dressed, for the first time in seven days. My emotional rage was driving me to get to my car, so that I could race 40 minutes to where I had last held it in my possession. My memory of the incident was returning to me, and I strongly felt that it was his fault. The adrenaline that swept outward from my chest and into my head, suddenly left me too fatigued to move from where I was laying. Pushing away the thought of the loss, helped to calm the outrage that I was feeling. I tried to tell myself that it wasn’t anyone’s fault. I realized that the medication was leaving my system, and it was leaving me with very few options. Do I take another pill, do I try the new prescription that my doctor sent me, or do I just lay here and suffer through it. I wondered if I was permanently damaged, or maybe I was always this way.
- Top Story - June 2023
The Hysteria of MenTop Story - June 2023
Once upon a time, hysteria was a term used to describe an affliction of the womb and a woman’s ovaries. Medical practitioners, such as the well-known Hippocrates, used the term hysteria to describe a tilted womb, ovarian torsions, uterine fibroids and other painful afflictions that are common to women. Hysteria was a very real medical condition that could be fatal to women and sometimes could only be repaired by removing the reproductive organs of a woman. This practice is called a hysterectomy, because it refers to the illness of hysteria that required this type of surgical treatment.
Art Is The Only Educational Program of Importance
Art is the least funded program in the United States (USA) Educational System. When budgets are cut, the first program to be cut is always the arts. Yet, Art is the one program that is the most useful in teaching people the fundamentals of every subject in education. From reading and writing to history to science and sociology to psychology, art plays a very big role.
Chemical Lobotomies: America’s Newest Form of Prescription Pain Killers
It’s in the back of your mind, when you enter an ER, and you’re seeking help for pain. Pain medication is not what you are here for. You want to know what’s wrong, and you’re afraid that they think you’re there seeking drugs. It doesn’t help your doubts when they do a drug panel screen test with your bloodwork, with or without your consent.
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When All Freezes OverRunner-Up in Micro Heist Challenge
In the dark, Scott and Hank met. They snaked through the hot alleys to the corner of C and 16. Scott silently pointed upwards at the window of a vacant apartment. There it was. Valued more than they made in a lifetime. How it managed to go unnoticed was a miracle.
Just Make it Up
I have always been curious about how things work and how to fix the things that don’t. One day I got it into my head that I wanted to understand how the chemicals added to our food impacted the human body in ways that might corrupt society. I went down to the local college and tried to sign up for some classes. I had no idea that you had to have an actual reason to study and needed to select an area of study in order to be able to register for classes in college. In a quick decision, I settled upon a Major in Chemisty and a Minor in Sociology.