I'm of the Lucky Ones - those born at the cusp of the digital age where we were children of the 80s who played outside and performed other "analog" activities, but who also grew up with the internet, vintage gaming, coding, and the birth of mobile tech.
I decided to celebrate my 35th like a proper 80s child - by building a blanket fort and playing board games inside with my fiance. She also gifted me my favorite Fisher Price Little People from the Sesame Street playset - Grover and…Continue
Yesterday, we got news that my (ex) Aunt died unexpectedly. She was undergoing radiation for cancer and started feeling poorly. They took her to the hospital and within a few hours she was dead. They're not 100% certain of what killed her but doctors think it may have been a blood clot. She was in her 30s.
She is survived by a small, close-knit family, her ex-husband (my biological uncle), and my 7 year old cousin. Although divorced, my Uncle was still in love with her, so he is…Continue
Recently, Representative Todd Aiken (R -- Missouri) caused a furor when he stated that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. Soon, he was on his heels, backtracking and trying to save his race for a senate seat. Sharon Barnes, a member of the Missouri Republican committee tried to explain his comment. Ms. Barnes "echoed Mr. Akin’s statement that very few rapes resulted in pregnancy, adding that 'at that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill…Continue
This is a piece, roughly translated it and edited to point out this part, of a news article that appeared in a newspaper in my country:
In an alarming number of suicides committed by youngsters between 9 and 16 in Dominican Republic one raises the eyebrows. As Jiménez Páez, director of the National Institute of Forensic Pathology puts it. Several of this happenings have struck him very hard, as the one of this 9 year old that kill himself after arriving home from an evangelical mass…Continue
My first blog.. let's hope we don't get bored?
I have been working alongside people of whom moved to my country from India. When i started my job (my FIRST job at 16) I hoped i could be guided and helped along the way. Don't get me wrong- i was; by the owner. He (who came from KENYA and INDIA) left us in charge when he thought i was able to sustain the shop on my own (after three months) Which meant i was left to work around my manager and three colleagues (one of which no…Continue
Added by masarumono duff on March 7, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments
About a year ago, my daughter who was two at the time found Veggie Tales. Fruits and vegetables that tell stories from the Bible using modern twists, including Indiana Jones and The Princess and the Pea. It does mention god and Jesus throughout the entire show. One episode later and my daughter was hooked. She completely fell in love the cucumber. She calls him "Pickle".
A few months ago, Veggie Tales Live! came…Continue
For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.
Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.
It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.
But then this.…Continue
I enjoy coming up with acrostics…Continue