Author Archives

I have a variety of interests that I can barely keep up with. is a place for them, a network of websites I created to collect and catalog my personal projects, discoveries, and ideas. I am a volunteer ESL English teacher, which I recommend to everyone. It's great! is my ESL English network of sites. All are welcome to use them.

the only American not on Earth on 9/11

Let’s take this day to remember the sacrificed in this crime of hate against humanity, and that was it perpetrated by neither a country nor a religion. A fascinating and powerful perspective of the day’s events as seen by an astronaut, a truly…

Disease of Possessions

“The love of possessions is a disease with them [Americans].  They takes tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich that rule.  They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their neighbors away.  If America had…

President Obama, Nobel Laureate?

I, like many – including President Obama – wondered why he received the Nobel Peace Prize? He says he was not a worthy recipient. His opening statement in his acceptance speech started with that. Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize because…

Hispanic college enrollment

Any increase, by any group, is important. This is especially so: Enrollment by Hispanics in U.S. colleges rose 15 percent from 2011 to 2012 even as the overall college population declined. – US Census Bureau

Labor Day glossary

From my other blog Happy Labor Day!

FOX News “Evil” Arab Shareholder

I’m an amateur and observer, not a source.  This piece was initially simply to file an amusing annoyance.  It has become more relevant recently, see The Funding below.  So, I’ve substantially updated and posted again. I infrequently watch the cable news channels, I…

national divide made official

I am disheartened and disgusted… Republicans absent from March on Washington Not a single Republican elected official stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday with activists, actors, lawmakers and former presidents invited to mark the 50th anniversary of the March…

it’s not about where you come from

This is a video that I love to watch – because of the powerful presentation and message, directed at an important audience.  It speaks to me. [youtube=]

We Real Cool

From my other blog at

Born pure

So true and beautiful