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Posted Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:03pm
I’ve never been the type of person who likes receiving gifts, my whole adult life I have struggled with it. I have no idea why it bugs me but I hate the awkward squirming I do when I try to show the correct amount of gratitude in both physical gestures and words. So my wife, who knows me all to well knows exactly what kind of gifts to get me for my birthday and Christmas, normally books or tickets to they symphony or a good play.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:44pm
Humanity has come a long way in the last 2000 years. We have seen the fall of the Roman Empire, the discovery of a new continent, the enlightenment, the scientific and the industrial revolutions, two world wars, reaching the moon and progress in equality. However, a lot more has happened including the building the pyramids, the inventions of agriculture and astrology, the development of tools and weapons and creation of nations.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:43pm
Amid the rising storm of social media and online gaming, there is a threat to a precious art. One that hasn’t completely vanished, but could within the next few generations. Studies show once children reach the ages of 12 and 13, they generally lose their interest in reading for pleasure. Social media is becoming more of a priority among young adults. Love interests, tweeting, texting, etc.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:37pm
A dark cloud is hanging over the world of news during the last few years that has given many journalists and media organizations a bad rap, the ever-growing presence of fictitious news and extreme-bias reporting.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:35pm
I have spent the majority of the semester in my room, guarded by comfortably familiar walls and away from people. It’s not a new thing for me to do. There was a time about a year ago when I hid myself away. I realized I was no longer the same bubbly, outgoing and mostly confident person I had once seemed to be. I had become overly self-aware, I struggled with depression and a sudden case of social anxiety. I decided that I, and everybody else, would be better off if I retreated into my home to attempt to conquer my newfound emotional problems alone.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:33pm
Once there was a farm boy who was charged with watching the sheep and protecting them from wolves. He was supposed to cry ‘wolf’ if he encountered any and the villagers would come to his aid. He was either bored, or lonely, or scared, so he decided to cry out when there were no wolves. The villagers rushed to his side, but were annoyed to find he lied about the situation.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:42pm
Ever since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Republicans and conservative groups have been working to repeal it, but so far, have been unsuccessful. This might be because a majority of Americans want to keep Obamacare and fix it as opposed to a repeal and replace approach. A poll done by the Hart Research center on March 7, found that nearly 68 percent of Americans would like to keep what works in Obamacare and fix the rest.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:34pm
Recently I was asked to lecture on the Manhattan Project, more specifically I was asked to address the ethics behind sciences involvement in advancing modern warcraft to the point where we are now entirely capable of obliterating human life from the planet. The question was poised, if I were in President Truman’s position would I make the same decision. The question as to whether or not to drop “The Bomb” is not a particularly easy one to answer. Being put into President Truman’s position, I believe five main points need to be understood regarding using the weapon or not.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:29pm
Posted Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 6:24pm

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