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  • 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...
  • Is SunRail Worth the cost of the ride?
    Is SunRail worth the price of the ride?
    Back before it became a reality, SunRail was being hailed as the train that will transform our car dependent, gridlocked sprawl into a region with town centers and dense, walkable areas.But over the past three months since SunRail became a reality...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. evidently thinks opinions should be outlawed
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. goes off the global warming deep end
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr, the colorful liberal champion of global warming just went off the deep end. During the People's Climate March he made comments that should offend and outrage American citizens from sea to shining sea. Anyone who cares...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Hello Friends!Welcome to a third edition of Monday musings—or, as I’ve come to think of it, confessions of an unrepentant bibliophile.On Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of attending Mystery & Suspense at The Katharine Hepburn...
  • Ferguson in Crisis
    Ferguson in Crisis: Locals Respond to the Mike Brown Situation (Uncensored)
    NorthSt. Louis County, MO-As Ferguson and the surrounding communities begin to take the first steps toward healing as a community after the shocking death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen, earlier this month, residents, watchers...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Dear Readers,Alas, another weekend has come and gone. And you know what that (occasionally) means: another edition of Monday Musings!Last week, I lamented the fact that our recent move from apartment to house—and the all-consuming tasks that...