Stop

Please, Sarah Palin, as a mother of a child with Down syndrome, stop using the term “lamestream media”. In order to put down the media that you so hate but that you so love at the same time, you use the word “lame”.  For you, being “lame” is an insult, a way to tear someone …

Kids are going Hungry in America

From Huffington Post: Children are going hungry in America. It’s becoming irrefutable based on recent studies by government agencies and anti-hunger groups. These groups estimate that 3.5 million children under the age of five are “food insecure” at some point during a given year. The trouble in tackling this problem is another irrefutable fact. Our …

On Barbados: Past, Present, and History

In Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert describes her sister’s love of history and place.  She says: In Italian there is a seldom-used tense called the passato remoto, the remote past.  You use this tense when you are discussing things in the far, far distant past, things that happened so long ago they have no personal …