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…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…