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Facing A Crisis

UNITED STATES—It’s apart of life, we all face a crisis when we least expect it, but it’s how you respond to that crisis that is important to what happens next. I experienced a Christmas holiday that dealt with one crisis after another that I never expected. I’m usually good under extreme stress and pressure, but I will say, no...

Can The Falcons Make It To The Playoffs?

UNITED STATES—After a poor start to the campaign where the Atlanta Falcons endured a three game losing streak, losing at home to the likes of Buffalo and Miami; the Falcons are still very much in with a shout of reaching the playoffs. On the back of a win over the Seahawks, they now head into a make or break...

The Duggars Finally Speak

UNITED STATES—Wow, that’s the only thing I could say after watching that sit-down interview with Megyn Kelly of FOX News Channel. I kinda had my skepticism about watching the interview cause I wasn’t really certain if Kelly was really going to ask those questions the viewers had hoped to have answered. To my surprise she did, while she didn’t...

Snowboarding On The Slippery Slope

WRIGHTWOOD—Word on the street is if you want to really have fun on the slopes, avoid Mountain High. However, I had visited before and besides the icy and slippery slopes at times, I wondered why people said that. After all, it is close to Los Angeles and you can often get there without chains. So what is the big...

James Comey Talks, We All Listen

UNITED STATES—It was perhaps the most anticipated moment in TV history that I can recall in my time on earth. Former FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill, in front of tons of the Senate Intelligence Committee, not to mention all of America. So many people including myself were glued to the TV screen. I wanted to know...

Police Brutality In America

UNITED STATES—It has been an issue that I have wanted to talk about for an extremely long time, however, I really wanted to collect my thoughts and really focus on the issue at hand with a blunt reality, truth and some insight that forces us to do some serious soul searching. With the recent National Anthem protests taking place...

Fighting For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr And His ‘Dream’

UNITED STATES—Monday, January 18 was the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for most Americans. I mean for this to be a national holiday it seems more like a ‘day off’ for most people. I mean kids are out of school, most government offices are closed, no banks are open, it’s another checkmark on the calendar...

Do We Need Stricter Gun Control Laws?

UNITED STATES—The United States of America is reeling from an epidemic that is taking place right now. I mean I feel like it was yesterday when I heard about the Columbine shooting in 1999 that claimed the lives of more than a dozen kids. Since then we’ve had mass shootings take place at Virginia Tech University, Sandy Hook, Santa...

My Secret Crazy Panic Button

BEL AIR—Panic Buttons are words or topics that trigger an emotional response. When pushed, it makes you go crazy and sets you off.  We all have panic buttons. Luckily, there are not many topics or things that make me emotional or set me off. I’ve somehow seemed to avoid panic buttons in my lifetime… except one secret… Don’t call me "crazy"! My mother taught...

A Statin-Induced Nightmare

Editor's Note: This is Part Two of a four-part series chronicling the medical history of Hazel's father and the complications of his prescribed choleserol treatment. To properly orient yourself within the story you may read Part One Here. MALIBU—My beloved, once-healthy father was withering away. It broke my heart. I channeled my despair into determination. Fueled by a desire to...
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