drugs, right war – wrong weapons

Eighty to 90 percent of people who use crack and methamphetamine don’t get addicted…And the small number who do become addicted are nothing like the popular caricatures. – Dr. Carl Hart, professor of psychology, Columbia University. “The key factor is the environment, whether…

the war on youth

By age 23, up to 41 percent of American adolescents and young adults have been arrested at least once for something other than a minor traffic violation, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. – ABC News America’s youth are…

time capsules of Detroit, repeat

Photo project highlighting Detroit’s deterioration into a “ghost-town” through abandoned buildings, by Detroiturbex.   It is a huge project and well worth exploring, some outstanding architectural photos. Click to enlarge images. This part of the project features Cass Technical High School.  The photos below reveal…

the first Miss America

sounds of interstellar space

From my other blog. Something positive and hopeful from America, for the world.

Miss America exposes idiots

Sunday night Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner the 2014 Miss America Pageant.  She is the first contestant of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America.  Congratulations to Miss Davuluri, and America! The contest, beautiful photos of her spotlights. A large number of…

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social…

Overflowing with wisdom

  Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. ~Rumi  

Buddha | your teachers

Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion. – Buddha

How to Avoid Simple SEO Mistakes in WordPress

Chris Hickman

If you’re working on your own Internet marketing, you’re probably familiar with the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by now. Websites at the top of the list (namely the first page) of returned search results are more likely to be clicked on than…