Bill Cosby Trial Ends in a Mistrial

On Saturday, June 17th Bill Cosby was released after a lengthy trial.  Cosby was accused of sexual assault and misconduct of at least 50 women; however, Cosby was only put on trial for the alleged assault of Andrea Constand.  Constand accused 79 year old Cosby of drugging and assaulting her at his home in 2004. Advertisements

Love’s Limits in Aceh

It baffles me that homosexuality is considered a crime.  A relationship between two consenting, same-gendered adults is considered illegal.  Essentially, love is considered illegal. I feel very lucky to live in a country that accepts my preferences and interests.  I feel blessed that I can be myself within the place I call home.  Granted, there will always be…

How to Survive Trump’s Presidency

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand.  Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement.  There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration. While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the…

The World Peace Myth

We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is.  A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace. World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible.  World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses. There will…

The Best Revenge is What You Make It

I recently saw a commercial for a new tv show that suggests weight loss is the key to revenge. The TV show advocates achieving the hottest body possible through the loss of body fat will ensure revenge and victory. Both the act and thought of revenge are perfectly normal for all to experiance, even I am guilty of…