Remembering the Value of Free Speech

For a long time, I’ve forgotten the value of having free speech. As an American, I’ve grown up with the knowledge of it, but you can get caught up with the fear of being hated for sticking up for a different lifestyle or opinions. Seems dumb now that I’m sitting down and considering it. There… Continue reading Remembering the Value of Free Speech

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Blame Game

I’m not sure if this counts as social commentary, but I felt it needed to be said. Back in the beginning of summer earlier this year, the elections were going on (they still are, but you know what I mean). I found it interesting to see the platforms of a lot of the politicians who… Continue reading Blame Game

Cultures I like and How They’ve Affected Me

I've always loved learning about the world and cultures different from mine. As a mixed raced (most obviously African-American) woman, besides slavery, I don't have much I can call my "culture".* To some people, that's not a big deal, but to me, it's something I've considered important. My family has never really celebrated Kwanzaa or… Continue reading Cultures I like and How They’ve Affected Me

Money, Resources, and Weed Wacking

I don't get why people complain about giving money towards a millionaire's business or something. (Okay confession: I feel that way too about some places with ethics stuff - but moving on.)   "I don't want to buy from this chain, it just goes into the pockets of some selfish rich [insert other adjective] guy."… Continue reading Money, Resources, and Weed Wacking