I'm a mother of two boys with a boring desk job and a good imagination.
How do You Know What You Know is True?
There are two necessary components to gaining knowledge: information literacy and critical thinking skills. Information literacy consists of knowing where to find information and how to evaluate information sources for usefulness and veracity. Thinking skills are how we use the information to guide our opinions and actions.
The Story of Luis Fidel Catstro
She is just a cute little guinea pig Rosa Maybe one day she'll learn to dance a Jig Rosa She's so sharp that she knows math
The Communist Trolls Guide to Understanding the American Minimum Wage
The amount of confusion about a simple issue like minimum wage is astonishing. I don't know how many people in the real world are confused about minimum wage, but many folks on Quora have very bizarre ideas. There are a lot of very simple questions about minimum wage with a lot of wrong answers.
Cultivate Your Powers of Observation.
Don’t take your senses for granted. Server: "Why doesn't Helen Keller have a driver's license?" Sushi Chef: "Who is Hellen Keller?"
John Omar Woodcarver
John Omar is an artist and philosopher who took a vow of poverty as a young man. He does not believe that taking a vow of poverty will increase one's social standing but says that it can do wonders for one's social understanding. He obtained valuable knowledge from the wise people he met while hitchhiking between Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, Georgia, and other locations in the 60s and 70s. He started carving wood in 1972 to spread African culture. Many of his works feature sacred symbols from the continent. The picture at the top features a Gye Nyame, Ankh, and Sankofa. The Gye Nyame and Sankofa are popular Adinkra symbols Gye Nyame symbolizes the sole omnipotence of God. The Sankofa symbolizes learning from the past. The Ankh you may recognize as an Egyptian symbol sometimes called the Key of Life. African necklaces may not be as trendy as they were in the 1980s but they are still available from Uzuri Handcrafts. Uzuri is a Swahili word that means beauty.
We Should All Resolve to Appreciate What We Have.
Every year millions of people die of diseases that could have been prevented if only they had kept their New Years Resolutions. Millions more die from events that were out of their control. Life is always rough on people with diabetes, obesity and Heart Disease. This past year many of them took their last painful breaths alone. This past year saw a record number of people passing away without anyone to hold their hands. A record number of people were unable to visit sick relatives in the hospital or attend in person funerals. We are surrounded by people dealing with grief and financial problems. Try to cut people some slack when they act a little grumpy in public. The pain of losing a loved on often last more than a whole year. Resolve to be gentle with yourself. The grieving won't last forever.
Practicing Generosity When Times are Hard
I really shouldn't call him the rap for food guy his name is Anthony. I used to see him a few times a week when I was on my way to work or taking my children to school downtown. When I saw him, he was on the corner of 55th and Kinsman.
How to be Woke
What did Jesus, Harriett Tubman, Malcolm X, and the Buddha have in common? All these people ate healthy food, slept, drank clean water spent quality time with their loved ones, and were conscious of their spiritual needs.