“Exhuming McCarthy” – R.E.M.’s Song That Explains Dictionary.com’s Word of The Year

Since Donald Trump has won the presidential election and Brexit was approved, it seems only fitting that each has a direct influence on the 2016 Dictionary.com “Word of the Year” released today. Xenophobia – noun: Fear or hatred of foreigners. In a nation that was built on immigration it seems interesting that the word of … Continue reading “Exhuming McCarthy” – R.E.M.’s Song That Explains Dictionary.com’s Word of The Year

Automatic For The People -An R.E.M. Mixtape For The Next Administration

When you grow up in rural Georgia in a small town like I did, then the radio can be one of the few windows to an outside world. That and a collection of cassette tapes that you purchased over time at Turtle’s or Record Bar in Athens, GA when you went to the orthodontist or … Continue reading Automatic For The People -An R.E.M. Mixtape For The Next Administration

Open Letter to Sen. Richard Burr – Do Not Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

Senator Burr, As the senior senator of our state embarking on your third term in office, your voice in the national arena carries both weight and experienced perspective. And while you and I share many differing opinions on issues that affect our country, I do believe that we share a passion to make sure that … Continue reading Open Letter to Sen. Richard Burr – Do Not Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

Welcome to Betsy DeVos’s BLACKWATER CHARTER SCHOOL, Home of the “Mercenaries” and Pioneers of the Pyramid Scheme Curriculum

Welcome to Blackwater Charter School, Home of the Mercenaries and pioneers of the “Pyramid Scheme Curriculum.” Considering that the new Secretary of Education appointee is married to the heir of the Amway fortune, a pyramid selling scheme, and sister of the founder of Blackwater, Erik Prince , the idea of such a school is not … Continue reading Welcome to Betsy DeVos’s BLACKWATER CHARTER SCHOOL, Home of the “Mercenaries” and Pioneers of the Pyramid Scheme Curriculum

Betsy DeVos -The Worst Choice for Secretary of Education

Picking Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education is like letting an arsonist loose in a drought-ridden forest and giving her gasoline and matches to play with. Furthermore, she controls the weather. It’s a terrible choice by President-elect Trump and an indication that the privatization movement that already has a head start in North Carolina … Continue reading Betsy DeVos -The Worst Choice for Secretary of Education

“Breaking Good” – Cookin’ Love and Frying Turkeys

Propane Tank. Check Peanut Oil. Check Kitty Litter. Check Balding Head. Check Out of Control Facial Hair. Check Purpose. Check Am a Teacher. Check   That's right. It's our annual episode of Breaking Good when I fry a turkey with love and thankfulness for those I share life with. This has become a tradition of sorts. You know, the frying … Continue reading “Breaking Good” – Cookin’ Love and Frying Turkeys

North Carolina, We Made The Top 25 False Beliefs, Urban Myths, and Debunked Claims List!

The world is flat. The Earth is the center of the universe. She turned me into a newt. Deoxygenated blood is blue. Gum takes seven years to digest. Bulls go mad at the sight of red. Water flows down toilets in a different direction in South America. Don’t swim for an hour after eating. Eating … Continue reading North Carolina, We Made The Top 25 False Beliefs, Urban Myths, and Debunked Claims List!

Pat McCrory May Not Have Been a Social Studies Teacher, But He Is Teaching Us Much About Civics

Don’t forget that Pat McCrory studied to be a social studies teacher while enrolled at Catawba College. It adds to the irony of his current situation. Maybe it was a good thing that he did not become a social studies teacher. In North Carolina, it might have meant that he would teach the required course … Continue reading Pat McCrory May Not Have Been a Social Studies Teacher, But He Is Teaching Us Much About Civics