http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4& So this is how The Guardian, a U.K.-based news entity, would like to see themselves. They are the hero allowing justice to flow through the free and open exchange of information. In their vision The Guardian isn’t necessarily a news agency but rather a conduit by which emerging facts and opinions flow. In their…… Continue reading Open Journalism
A year ago the earth shook and the world changed. Billions were given. Tens of thousands have gone to help. Yet not much has changed. The poor suffered. The rich got richer. More people died needlessly. The UN has effectively lied, spending money studying and asking questions while accomplishing little. And America sleeps in their comfy beds tonight feeling like they did…… Continue reading What have you done for me lately?
The other day I got connected to Emily Troutman, a reporter working for AOL News in Port-a-Prince, Haiti. She was looking for Americans who had travelled to Haiti since the earthquake and I fit that description. After a quick exchange of emails, she told me she was just looking for a couple of quotes about…… Continue reading Sarah Palin in Haiti and Me
Yesterday morning I woke up to the news of a massive earthquake in Chile. The world seemed to hold its breath and wonder how bad the damage would be. “If a 7.0 earthquake killed 200,000+ people and flattened Port-au-Prince, Haiti– what would an earthquake 500 times stronger do?” Those fears and concerns were legitimate. Fortunately,…… Continue reading Fear Makes You Stupid
There have been a lot of newspaper articles about sexting lately. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 What in the world is sexting? Simply put, sexting is using your mobile device to send a sexy note to someone. What’s the big deal about it? It’s nothing serious. As long as kids have communicated…… Continue reading What’s all the fuss about sexting?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the culture we live in as well as how we discover the culture we live in. Some of it comes from observation, some of it we naturally pick up without noticing it, but a lot of our culture comes from outside. Think about the cultural things you pick…… Continue reading Finding culture from within four walls