End The War On Drugs

The War on Drugs has failed. There is simply no other way to put it. America has been dealing with over 70 years of prohibition and all that has truly been achieved is the increased influx of children illegally crossing America’s southernmost borders, and increased funding for excessively militarized police forces through federal grants. It is time that America calls an end to the drug war, and instead changes their approach for the betterment of society. Continue reading End The War On Drugs

Shameless Plug For a Company For Which I Never Worked

Isn’t it about time you ask yourself, “What does my refrigerator do for me?” Can it alert you to when your food is about to spoil? Can it recommend specific ingredients you would need from the store in order to make the perfect dinner? Can it update your grocery list, right to your smart phone? Can it keep your family informed to everyone’s schedules, with the touch of a button? Does it have up to 31 cubic feet of storage, and use up to 20% less energy than is required by federal standards? Does your refrigerator help save the environment, while helping to save you money? Continue reading Shameless Plug For a Company For Which I Never Worked

Guide To Feeding A Baby

So you had a baby? Congratulations! Your little bundle of joy will surely never be a disappointment to you or anyone else because, as you already know, your child is special! In order to ensure that your child grows healthy and strong over the next couple of months he or she will need all of the special nutrients and vitamins that are only available from the baby’s mother herself, and in this case, that person is YOU! I can understand the trepidation that you may be feeling about breastfeeding your child but fear not; women have been doing this for dozens of years, maybe even longer. Continue reading Guide To Feeding A Baby

My Dinner With Jerry

I grew up in a suburb of the District of Columbia, a conservative city, with conservative parents, in a predominately white district. My life was pretty sheltered to many of the things that were going on in the world around me. In fact, I had no idea that people were other religions besides Christian. I couldn’t comprehend that people didn’t believe in God, or thought there was another God than the one I heard about every Sunday. I lived in the same bubble that many people in my town did, and to us this was a very normal and natural thing. That is why when I chose my interviewee I chose Jerry Maynard. Jerry was born in the late 1960s in a predominately black neighborhood, and grew up in a liberal household, in a liberal neighborhood. He is the exact opposite of the life I have lived, and even though we are so very different, I respect him and consider him a friend. I thought that with the two exceptionally different subcultures colliding and still finding a way to coexist, he would be the perfect person to interview on his views of how the world has changed since he was a child, and grew up in a country of division and bigotry. Continue reading My Dinner With Jerry

Harlen Simple Band Bio

Founding members of Harlen Simple, guitar player Erick Thomas, and front man, Travis Williams started out small playing open mic nights at local bars in Manassas, Virginia during the summer of 2001. Performing primarily covers of songs mainly from the 60’s to the 90’s the band honed their sound and started to develop a strong following in the Manassas bar scene. Continue reading Harlen Simple Band Bio