Great, we live in a Troll Dynasty, now what?

In case you haven’t noticed the election season swirling around us lately, the usual trolls are out on both sides and they areĀ foaming from their snide little mouths. With our undeniable reliance on the internet and social media, it’s safe to say that some have slowly risen to power and…

Will Patriotism Make America Great Again?

The concept of patriotism is one that has evolved for me over time. It was easy for me to define when I was younger. To be patriotic meant to be proud of my country and to defend it against ideals that would cause it harm. I grew up in a…

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook

Depending on which article you read, most will admit that teenagers are using Facebook less than they were just a few years ago. According to the Pew Research Center (an organization that I tend to look towards for most statistics), 71% of teenagers between 13 and 17 years old still…

Your Wake Up Call

I have your wake up call. It’s happening in your town right now and you don’t even know it. I can promise you that if you really looked at the girls in your local shopping malls, the bus stops, and even your own children’s schools you’ll see them. Doctors will…

A Grotesque Fascination and WDBJ-TV

WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot on live television yesterday by a former employee and the nation is reeling again in the wake of another senseless act of gun violence. Like many, I could only stare speechlessly as the first headlines scrolled across various social media sites….