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  • In order for black lives to matter to others, it must first matter to us
    In order for black lives to matter to others, it must first matter to us
    Tychius Gaines is in a hospital fighting for his life because of an egg that hit the wrong car.Reginald Haywood was so incest with the egg on his vehicle that he left his friend’s house, 20-year-old Tommy McDuffy, and another friend and...
  • The Babadook
    "The Babadook" - One of the Best Horror Movies of 2014
    It's hard to do good horror these days. Far too many movies fall into the torture porn format that, honest, I cannot stand. I don't want to see people strapped down and have things inserted in places that should never have things inserted....
  • Despite progress, Orange County still has a lot of work to be done
    Despite progress, Orange County still has a lot of work to be done
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and three other county commissioners were sworn in recently at the Orange County Convention Center, and although the county has progressed under her leadership, there is still a lot of work to be doneOrange has...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 6: The Holiday Edition
    Monday Musings, Vol. 6: The Holiday Edition
    Dear Friends,Welcome to Monday Musings: the holiday edition! (It also happens to be December 1st, so take a moment to say “Rabbit, rabbit” if you haven’t already.)First, I thought I’d tell you what my book club—the...
  • Kareem's random thoughts: Rents, jobs and shopping, oh my!
    Kareem's random thoughts: Rents, jobs and shopping, oh my!
    Don't mind me, but do mind me, because these are my personal thoughts taken from the brain to the keyboard to get your weekend kicked off in what I call Kareem's random thoughts.Rent an apartment? Get ready to shell out more!...Once upon a...
  • Government’s fight to control minds, other matters
    Government’s fight to control minds, other matters
    For those paying attention, government’s ever-increasing intrusion is seen daily. Control efforts occur on numerous fronts from our homes and schools to the American workplace, from our daily life routines to even our minds. Whether taking...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 5
    Monday Musings, Vol. 5
    Dear Friends,Welcome to another addition of Monday Musings—or, as I sometimes think of it, the therapeutic unburdening of a tortured bookman.I’m happy to report that, just this afternoon, I finished reading my ninety-seventh book of...
  • Harsh treatment towards homeless sadly nothing new in Forida
    Harsh treatment towards homeless sadly nothing new in Florida
    It was a scene that made the state of Florida look bad, but sadly, this is not the first time the homeless has been treated harshly in the Sunshine State.Government officials has always viewed the growing homeless problem in the state with great...
  • Orange County School’s “no-zeros” policy does little to help students
    Orange County School’s “no-zeros” policy does little to help students
    In their quest to turn around failing schools and save students who are at-risk of dropping out, the Orange County School District has turned to a “no zeros” policy, a policy that will do little to help the students of the district.The...
  • Love him or hate him, Rick Scott deserved to be re-elected
    Love him or hate him, Rick Scott deserved to be re-elected
    It was the shot heard around Florida on election night. Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor looking to re-claim his old job from the new guy in office, Rick Scott, put up a good fight. But in the end, Scott managed to beat Crist and get...
  • What Will happen if Charlie Crist or Rick Scott is elected?
    What Will happen if Charlie Crist or Rick Scott is elected?
    The Florida Governor’s race is still too close to call a day before Election Day, with both Charlie Crist and Rick Scott remaining in a dead heat to see who will occupy the big mansion in Tallahassee. So with a day to go before Florida...
  • Orlando (the city) needs to brand itself better
    Orlando (the city) needs to brand itself better
    When weary travelers pass through Orlando International Airport, what is usually advertised on the airport’s billboards is the theme parks and other assorted attractions in Orlando’s famed tourist area.We all known the immense...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 4
    Monday Musings, Vol. 4
    Dear Readers,Today, I offer a fourth volume of Monday Musings--or, as I sometimes think of it, the chronicles of my literary lusting.On Saturday, I attended the first ever CrimeCONN mystery conference at the Westport Library. Co-sponsored with the...
  • Kareem's random thoughts: #DallasStrong, Orange race and other randomness
    Kareem's random thoughts: #DallasStrong, Orange race and other randomness
    Don't mind me, but do mind me, because these are my personal thoughts taken from the brain to the keyboard in what I call Kareem's random thoughts.#DallasStrong....It's safe to say Dallas went through a pretty rough week last week....
  • Instead of raising speed-limit on toll-roads, make them free
    Instead of raising speed-limit on toll-roads, make them free
    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (formally known as the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority) wants motorist to put the pedal to the metal while bypassing Orlando.On Oct. 7 the expressway authority decided to raise the speed limit on...