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Holding One Accountable

UNITED STATES—Man, oh, man, the final two months of 2017 were epic for the American culture. Why? For a long time, rumors or issues of sexual misconduct, assault and rape were prevalent not just in the entertainment industry, but the American workforce. Harvey Weinstein took a major stumble, as well as many notable actors like Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor,...

The Miley Cyrus Debacle: Was It Too Much?

UNITED STATES—Almost every American in the country has been talking about Disney starlet Miley Cyrus who has made a radical transformation since shedding her image as the goody to shoes on “Hannah Montana.” Let’s face it, at some point all child actors have to grow up and the transition from child actor to adult actor is not an easy one. ...

Let’s Be More Active America

UNITED STATES—Spring has finally arrived America and with that being said I’m seeing more and more people outdoors. As soon as the weather gets slightly warm it’s like you see a complete change in the personality of people. I mean kids are outside playing, adults are running or jogging, the bicycles are out and yard work is being completed....

It’s Already Spring

LAUREL CANYON—When the New Year rolls around I start thinking about home. A year’s end never goes by without someone mentioning how weird the season feels without wind whipping through the trees, or snow on the ground. Maybe because I come from a four seasons part of the States, living in a climate were winter has gone missing disorients me. ...

A Tale Of Survival

UNITED STATES—This may be the hardest piece of written work that I have ever done. In my opinion, death is something that scares all of us, some perhaps more than others. The tragic death of actor Paul Walker shook a lot of people to the core, including myself. I guess because it was so unexpected. I cannot equate his...

Boosting The Minimum Wage

UNITED STATES—Some good news was unleashed to the public on Tuesday, February 12 as President Barack Obama conducted his State of the Union Address. This was the commander in chief’s fourth address to the American people.  He acknowledged that he’d like to raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 to $9.00.   This is exceptionally good news, but as we...

The Horror Of September 11

UNITED STATES—It’s hard to believe that Thursday, September 11, 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.  For so many of us we can probably reflect back on exactly where we were in that moment in time when the first plane and subsequently the second plane striking the World Trade Center Towers in New...

Turkey Chaos Begins!

UNITED STATES—Can you believe it? In less than a few days the biggest foodie day of the year will dawn on us: Thanksgiving. Yep, Turkey day has arrived and the chaos that comes with the most festive, loving and family-oriented day of the year has arrived in my opinion. Food is just one of the headaches of the big holiday,...

History In The Making

UNITED STATES—Last week the United States Supreme Court made an epic decision. The nine Supreme Court judges made a ruling regarding the state of marriage in the country. In a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled that marriage is a right that all Americans are entitled to. So precisely what does that mean? It means that entire notion of marriage being...

Fall Is In Full Force People

UNITED STATES—Goodbye summer, hello fall! That’s right people, those hot summer months are just a week or two from disappearing for good, and the autumn weather is about to explode in full force with a host of other things. For starters, the kids are BACK IN SCHOOL! Yes, for most parents this is a massive relief, because they now have...
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