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Ride for AIDS Chicago

Taking a moment to relax at Lamb's Farm which is the 25 mile mark.
If you haven’t heard about it, the Ride for AIDS Chicago is a 200 mile bike ride held over 2 days that raises money and awareness for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  This charity event is held every year in the month of July and just celebrated its 10th anniversary!  Besides the multitude of reasons for... Read more »

Kidnapped for Christ

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The above video comes from Kidnapped for Christ, which is a new documentary that follows the story of David (and others) who is sent to Escuela Caribe in May of 2006. Escuela Caribe is in the Dominican Republic and operates as an Evangelical Christian reform school.  The “school” is run by Americans whose mission is... Read more »

Colorado allows transgender student to use bathroom

This is Coy Mathis, a 6 year old transgender student at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado.  It was last year when Coy came to her parents and explain that she did not want to wear jeans any more, started wearing dresses and tutus, and even asked her parents when they can have the doctor... Read more »

Mother's Day: Memories and a tribute

Mother’s Day is a very special day not only for my mother, but for myself as it brings about countless memories of the woman who gave birth to me, became my role model, and gave me the strength to be who I am. Let’s start at the beginning of the story… On May 31st in 1982, my... Read more »

Boston Marathon 2013 and Westboro Baptist Church

Since the Boston Marathon 2013 tragedy, individuals all over the country have been picking themselves up and trying to find healing within their lives. First, I would like to applaud you, Boston, for showing the power and importance of community activism and organization. You were able to shut down the entire city to capture the chief subject,... Read more »

Boston Marathon 2013 Attack

Ok…before I start writing about this event, please go to the attached link and check out the responses from people on Twitter about the 2013 Boston Marathon. No really, go now and do that before you read my post. Done and back? On Monday April 15th 2013, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon... Read more »

Animal abuse in China

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I must forewarn you, this video contains imagery of animal (dog and cat) abuse in China. The video is not for the weak hearted, and I advise you to take a moment to ready yourself for violence that will be hard to remove from your mind. Ever since I was a kid, I have known that other countries eat... Read more »

Cardinal Peter Turkson, best choice for pope?

Is Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana truly the best choice the Roman Catholic church has for the next pope? Let me begin by stating that I was raised Roman Catholic as a child.  If you have never been to such a church, get ready for a mass that is at least an hour long and... Read more »

Bullying needs to stop now!

Bullying needs to stop now, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to stand up and make a difference. Four weeks ago at Darby Township School in Pennsylvania  a 6th grade honors student, by the name of Baily O’Neil, was bullied and beaten up on the school playground by a fellow classmate.  According to reports from his parents and doctors, Baily... Read more »