Good Behavior without Permission Slips

Dave Scotese was interviewed by Ernest Hancock on “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock”. Dave talked about rejection of the government of fear and emphasis on living together as good people without any “permission slip” from authorities. Personally, I know that Dave recognizes and stresses that most people can be trusted to do the right…

Interactale 9 – Before the End

How does it feel to learn you are about to end—that you will never be here anymore? And how does it feel when you know it while standing for well over a hundred years? That’s how long I have been here—through so many winters, summers, springs, and falls—nurturing creatures big and small for years and…

Not in Media: MERS Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and UAE

Big oil means immunity against negative publicity in American media. Cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia are an example. Last month, a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, reported an outbreak of MERS affecting ten people. Few to no mainstream media, particularly in United States, published stories on…

Remember the ’80s: Summer Fashions for Women

by Justin Weinger Be prepared to take this summer to the extreme when it comes to women’s summer 2017 fashions. According to Vogue, this summer will be full of metallic effects, exaggerated lines, trenches, graphic prints with words, and bright vibrant colors. If you loved the 1980s than you will love the fashion trends for…

Micromanagement in the Medical Profession

by Bob Branco I don’t know how it is in other parts of the country, but where I live, I have noticed a trend in the medical profession which I find rather interesting and unnecessary. Think about your first visit to your new doctor and hear me out. Whenever I requested a thorough physical examination…

Outrage over a Painting in South Africa

A picture is worth a thousand words, so by corollary, pictures can have the impact of a thousand words. Perhaps it best manifests when art engages in politics or religion. The recent incident of outrage following a “sex painting” as political commentary on South African political scene is a case of interest. The controversy is…