Lessons for a New Week

Benjamin Franklin was known for many things.  He wore numerous hats - he was a printer, scientist, philosopher, and statesman, amongst others.  Early in his life when he was still finding his way in the world he set upon a moral perfection project, aiming to achieve the highest level of moral perfection.  In order to…

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What Do You Think Domestic Violence Looks Like?

Almost everyone in America now knows Ray Rice.  Not for his football prowess, his multiple Pro Bowl selections, or his Super Bowl ring.  They know him as the woman beater and domestic abuser.  Certain life events involving professional athletes have a tendency to go beyond the realm of what only ESPN or your local sports…

Death to the Oceans

The Pacific Ocean is dying.  Regardless of whether you agree with global warming or climate change, it is scientifically indisputable that carbon dioxide emitted into the air is polluting oceans around the world.  In the past 200 years, oceans have absorbed over 118 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, with 43% of that absorption occurring…