A Vote For Trump Perpetuates Rape Culture

We live in frightening times. A large number of Americans are buying in to the dangerous rhetoric of Donald Trump. We have known for some time that Trump appeals to white supremacists, and that he is peddling a dangerous brand of nationalism that is akin to what happened prior to the second World War. No…

Tracking the Past

I recently found a new hobby.  Okay, actually, it’s a new obsession.  I have begun tracking my family tree.  I have always wanted to do this, but felt I didn’t have the time.  In fact, I don’t have any extra time, but I decided it was a more productive use of the time between when…

My Life is Like a Spiderweb

Here it is, January 2012. Some believe it is the end of the world. Many of us know that the Mayan calendar does not end, but begins again. Does this mean that history is doomed to repeat itself, as the calendar repeats? One thing I have noticed over the past year (from filling out dates…

Maps and other exciting things!

I want to start out by mentioning that my post about books came a few days too soon, because it was just shy of the release date of No Small Bills, Aaron’s latest novel.  It has only been out a few days, and has already been featured on the NOOK blog, and made it onto…

Expanding My Mind

I have been conspicuously absent from this blog for a few months. Why? Because I decided to go back to school. I didn’t have a chance to complete my degree the first time around because life got in the way, but I transferred my credits to a new program. So far, I am maintaining a…