Many embrace 2017’s arrival while abruptly slamming the door in 2016’s face. I realize I’m about 17 days late writing a piece on the year 2017, but better late than never I suppose. Continue reading “Why 2016 was a Valuable Year”
In the United States, if you are suspected of using or dealing drugs chances are you will be investigated or possibly arrested.
In the Philippines; however, you may face a fate much worse than jail time. One may come face to face with death. Since May of 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has enforced a strict ‘War on Drugs’ campaign. Instead of investigating, police and hired forces are shooting and killing suspects in the streets of the Philippines. Continue reading “As The ‘War on Drugs’ Campaign Continues to Reach New Heights, So Does the Death Toll”
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Continue reading “A Day in the Sunshine State”
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
Recently people have questioned the credibility and integrity of the alleged Donald Trump assault victims. So far sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Their cases span over a period of a decade and range from Trump deliberately walking into a women’s dressing room to him raping a young girl. Many people claim that because the alleged victims waited for a lengthy period of time and neglected to tell the authorities immediately, their stories are not credible. A.J. Delgado, one of Trump’s surrogates, told MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes that the allegations are completely untrue. “These allegations are decades old. If somebody actually did that, Chris, any reasonable woman would have come forward and said something at the time,” Delgado stated.
Any victim’s accusation is worth listening to, regardless of the situation, suspect, or time. There will be times when the stories or accusations are proven false. Despite this, every case is to be fairly approached with two victims in mind: the accused and the accuser. Continue reading “The Waiting Period”
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
“But maybe I’m just overreacting.” I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated this sentence to myself. I could have had my whole life savings stolen, filed a police report, and then claimed that I was ‘just overreacting.’ Continue reading ““O” is for Overreaction”