Otherism: You are Not Like Me.

I’m probably going over familiar ground here, but I thought I might add my two-cents. See, when and where I grew up, about 99% of the people around me were like me. They looked like me, they talked like me, they did the same things I did. At school there were kids who didn’t look…

Spoons for Mental Illness?

By now most of you out there have heard of The Spoon Theory, by Christine Miserandino. She opened up the discussion about having an invisible illness, what it was like living with something that hurt but didn’t make you look sick. Since then millions have started using the words “I am out of spoons” for…

Stately Hodgepodge?

Someone once asked me if I thought the United States should be 50 individual countries. It took me awhile, but ultimately I said no. We are better off as a single country, with some flexible local ordinances to find tune local problems. As a single country we have more to offer on the world stage.…

HR 610

This is HR 610. This bill, introduced back in January this year, would start to defund public education in the United States. It would do away with the Elementary and Education Act of 1965 (ESSA). It abolishes the No Hungry Kids Act of 2012, which helps set nutritional standards for school meals. It does other…

An Etymology and Use Lesson

nation (n.) c. 1300, from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci). As you can see above, the…