Category: Random Awesomeness

Lawmakers Must Push to Protect the Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking – A guest Post from Colleen O’Day

April 6, 2017 Soapbox, Social Issues

Colleen supports community outreach for 2U Inc’s social work, mental health, and speech pathology programs. For many residents of the United States, a discussion on human trafficking conjures up images of victims in South Asia and Central Europe, which truthfully wouldn’t be out of place. In fact, the Asia-Pacific region currently has the largest number …
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The Era of the Activist Millennial.

April 5, 2017 Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

Activist and millennial, could I have put two more “cringe worthy” words together in a title? Probably not. But let’s not have any misconceptions about what this post is about; I’m writing about my journey and feelings around being an “activist millennial” in the dawn of the presidency of Donald Trump. Some Background For those …
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Trampoline: Between Fun and Injuries — Guest Post from Larry Brown

March 26, 2017 Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

Trampoline: Between Fun and Injuries It is always fun to see kids being active, but some kids really bring activity to another level. In particular, many kids love jumping, so it is easy to understand the rising popularity of trampolines. Parents can buy a trampoline for the house and let the kids jump as they like. Seeing the potential …
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One Father’s Fight – Guest Post by Luwana Faulkenburg

February 26, 2017 Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

This story comes to me from Luwana, about 2015 Nevada Assembly Bill 263. revising provisions governing the custody and support of children. In particular the bill’s stated purpose was: The Legislature declares that it is the policy of this State: To ensure that minor children have frequent associations and a continuing relationship with both parents after …
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He is my President, that’s why I marched.

January 26, 2017 Civil Rights, In the News, Politics, Random Awesomeness, Soapbox, Social Issues

Saturday January 21st, 2017 was the most inspirational day in recent American history. The Women’s March – on Washington DC, Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, Chicago, Boston, London, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Moscow, Berlin, Mexico City and even Antartica – with an estimated over 2.8 million women, men and children attending – the world stood up …
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Citizen Legislators – How To Regain The Magic Of Doing Something

January 13, 2017 In the News, Random Awesomeness, Soapbox

I’ve spent a lot of time with legislators over the years, way more than you’d expect for someone who’s not a lobbyist or a glutton for punishment. At the start, it was because I was a reporter, so it was part of the job description. If you aren’t a good enough writer to cover the …
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The Craft Beer Craze, Even Politicians are Catching On.

January 10, 2017 Random Awesomeness

Hipsters, connoisseurs  and millennials alike have one thing in common, a fascination with craft beer. This could be attributed to the American trend of wanting to consume unique, special products, or due to the fact craft beer is delicious. As many Americans’ desire for this libation increases, politicians have moved towards enacting legislation to regulate, celebrate and create …
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Airbnb – your vacation rental in Barcelona may be in trouble!

January 3, 2017 Random Awesomeness, The Economy

Airbnb is a 21st century company which completely disrupted the way many of us live and vacation. The platform, which allows users to “find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world”, is quickly replacing traditional housing options for travel like hotels and changing the travel experience. …
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