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Zimmerman Wasn’t Actually Guilty…And That’s Actually The Problem

I am shocked that people are shocked. And for two primary reasons… First, if you followed the Zimmerman trial (and I’m not a lawyer), from my vantage point, I’m not entirely sure how one can say that Zimmerman could be convicted. In fact, I don’t think you can. I understand the moral and logical sense, … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: Iceland Edition

Remember Iceland?  That small country that imploded in when the financial sector crashed around the world in 2008.  The country of which The Economist wrote late that same year: “Iceland’s banking collapse is the biggest, relative to the size of an economy, that any country has ever suffered.” Seems like a disaster doesn’t it?  The … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: Connecticut’s GMO Labeling Law Edition

A few days ago, Connecticut became the first state to pass a bill requiring labeling of GMO products. House and Senate leaders, who earlier this month produced separate bills on the labeling of products with genetically modified organisms, reached a compromise Saturday that would make Connecticut a national leader in advising consumers. Of course, it … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: Oldest Man To Scale Everest Edition

I can’t really understand why the Japanese are making such a big deal about this. An 80-year-old Japanese man who underwent heart surgery in January reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain. Yuichiro Miura and his party, including his second son Gouta, arrived at … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: Unbelievable Places Edition

The earth is an amazing place. Really, there are no words. Just beautiful. Truly beautiful… Time to get on a plane **Courtesy of boredpanda.com.  Click to see the rest of their series of “22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Truly Exist” and learn where each of these places is** It’s well worth it. Have … Continue reading

Check Your Privilege Alert: 10 Ways To Check Your Privilege

As I said in the last post, I can recognize the #FitchTheHomeless campaign to be composed of many well-meaning individuals (including the guy who started it) and think their intent is in pointed in the right direction even if their execution is not.  That being said, good intentions only go so far.  As one of … Continue reading

Check Your Privilege Alert: #FitchTheHomeless

Let’s get something out of the way upfront. I think Abercrombie & Fitch sucks. I thought they sucked when they made it clear that minorities didn’t fit their “classic image” to the point that they were accused and ultimately settled a bias case which alleged they “hired a disproportionately white sales force, put minorities in … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: Niece Edition

Short, but sweet for today. Did I tell you that my niece is competing in the US JO Gymnastics Championships today in Minneapolis? Yup…that’s right.  She is.  Wishing her good luck and couldn’t be prouder of her. Have a Fantastic Friday everyone!

Thankful Thursdays: Idea Bouncers Edition

Ok…so I’m sure that there are many people (most people) in my life that might say that I’m a little hard to follow at times.  I’d like to think that some of it is because of the erudite nature of what I want to discuss, but I can easily recognize that it stems from the … Continue reading

Fantastic Friday: How Bad Do You Want It (Success) Edition

I randomly came upon this video the other day.  And since it has almost 19M views, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I’m not the first person to have shared this.  But, I found it powerful to see how hard people work to achieve their goals.  A lot of us see … Continue reading

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