I took an Amtrak trip down the Pacific Coast. Here’s what I learned.

I am turning 30 this year and I knew that I wanted to take a solo trip to a place I'd never been to mark the occasion. This led me to the Pacific Northwest, a region of the country I hadn't explored much. My birthday is not until November, but I decided to take the trip in the spring and…

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Two things that bothered me today

The NFL has a domestic violence crisis on its hands, and everyone is acting like this is new. "Don't ask, don't tell" has been the world's view of domestic violence since the beginning of time, but once again the demonization of Black men in America is a perfect news peg to prove a point. The problem, aside from domestic violence,…

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Food for thought

"There is so much emphasis on IQ in organizations, and not enough on leadership. Now we have a bunch of technological geniuses who are socially and emotionally inept." I wish I could shout this from the rooftops of every building in America. This article on Linked In about micromanagement is amazing.   What was the defining moment that changed your life? I…

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Arts attendance among American adults is declining

"Danced at a wedding? Crocheted a sweater for your niece? Posted a photograph on Facebook? Then you participated in “art making” or “art sharing,” according to the survey. Listened to music on an iPod or a radio? Then you’re among the 71 percent of Americans who consumed the arts through electronic media, by far the most popular activity recorded." New…

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Tired of defending my theater major

“If you can’t get a job, and you majored in drama, there’s probably a reason,” said Huckaby, who oversees the state’s public colleges and universities with the guidance of the regents. Hank Huckaby is the Chancellor for the University Systems of Georgia, the body that oversees all of the state's universities. He made this comment while being honored for his…

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In Defense of Hipsters

Hipsters have gotten a bad rap lately. They have been called culturally insensitive, gentrifying teeny boppers who have no understanding of the world outside of their Twitter feed, but have the monopoly on cool. They are the ones who only buy their music from record stores, but listen to it on Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. But I remember what…

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