Monthly Archives: June 2012

{Golden Ticket} The One Thing That Makes You Alive…

I had an interesting conversation on Facebook this evening. After finishing, “The Constant Gardener,” (for about the 5th time,) my brain won an internal struggle and I spent no less than an hour googling, copying, pasting and cataloging links to various pharmaceutical trials that have happened in the developing world without the patients’ consent. It just so…

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{AHCA} Why It Matters…

This is why the Affordable Health Care Act MATTERS…. I’m 30. I’ve never broken a bone; never been in an accident. In fact, the worst thing that happened to me before 27 was that I had a ruptured eardrum at 12 and I wore night-gear for my braces. I once had bubblegum in my hair….

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{Eating Crow} This is the post where I tell you how wrong I was…

Did you hear about our experience with Venture Photography in late January? We were approached in a mall, offered an ill-fated giftcard for $50.00 and I promised I’d blog about my experience. Blog, I did. I spoke candidly about the evolution of photography and the need to catalog photos for future generations with digital backups….

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{Evolve} Learning to define love…

I felt the warmth of my daughter’s body as she scooted closer to mine tonight during a mommy and daughter snugglefest. I watched her smile as Calliou came on and finally pinpointed the sad, sinking feeling that has accompanied me for months. Instead of jubilant about the baby, I was feeling pressure and stress to be the…

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{Farking Up} Owning Your Mistakes

When we’re young, we’re taught to acknowledge our mistakes, apologize and move on. More often than not, even as adults, the guilt or embarrassment of a particular error can make us hang our head in shame or find some excuse that never really covers the slip-up in the first place; nevermind actually paving a path of forgiveness…

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{Freedom} Freedom of speech, isn’t free

As Americans, there is one single truth we must learn. Amendments do not protect stupidity, plain and simple. How often we forget that the freedom of speech comes with freedom of consequences. I am seeing this played out more and more article comments. Article after article has been published about the effects of Facebook comments…

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{Mom Knows Best} Protecting Your Children In The Digital Age…

Facebook recently announced to the Wall Street Journal that the social networking giant is developing new software to monitor children under 13, allowing the smaller set to join the social network, (with limitations.) According to Consumer Reports, “5 million Facebook users are 10 and under.” This practice currently goes against Facebook’s TOS, citing that children…

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