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Time leaning against deaths door

I love statistics, especially the quirky ones that karma sends in my direction to see if I am paying attention. That said then you could understand why this Malcolm Gladwell noted statistic in an article for the New Republic cued my interest. “ More Zairians in Kikwit died of diarrhea this spring, than from Ebola!” Okay Jeopardy fans. Five points for knowing the continent that Zairians live on and twenty points if you can find Kikwit on a map! Continue reading

Time Perfectly legal

I was recently reading “Death of a King,” a book by Travis Smiley on the life and times of Dr Martin Luther King. In it Mr. Smiley references a quote from Dr. King’s  ” A letter from the Birmingham Jail,” speech, which I found very unsettling. The quote stated that everything Adolph Hitler did was legal. Once one digests what that actually meant to those of that time one can begin to appreciate modern societies responsibility to conscientiously govern itself and the importance of doing so with a sense of morality. Continue reading

Time a little less private

Anyone having grown up in the sixties or not too far thereafter has heard an older adult tell them, “That is your business, keep it private!” Unfortunately that is not the easiest thing to do anymore, and the digital age has baptized us all in the reality of what happens when we loose our privacy. Stolen digital credit cards, identity theft, and password hackers are a reality we all have to live with and keeping ones personal business private is harder to do now than ever before. And to make matters worse we ourselves are sometimes the biggest culprits in seeing that the world knows our business. Continue reading

Time just reporting the news

 The power of the media to control topic and tone of any conversation regarding news worthy material is something we all need to be aware of. In a world where a tweet can go viral and become the leading story on the national evening news at any time, we all need be to be aware and asking ourselves; where did that story come from? Why is it important and is this an advertisement or news? And most importantly, did we just get the facts or were we just sold someone’s personal opinion! Continue reading