Category Archives: Other Topics

When Gun Facts Aren’t

We have a serious problem with gun violence. Believe it or not, just about everyone agrees on that point. The disagreement (putting it politely) concerns what ought to be done about it. There are numerous iterations and nuances between them, but there … Continue reading

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Oregon Passes Universal Background Check Law for ALL Gun Sales. That’s a Win.

I just stirred the pot on Twitter with the @NRA regarding Oregon’s new law requiring background checks for ALL gun sales (internet and private sales were previously exempt). I know, I know, probably not the best way to approach NRA types. … Continue reading

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Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Oil?

I am going a little afield from the usual menu of faith-based entries with this post, but I am also an aspiring finance geek and wanted to put some thoughts together on the recent trend in oil prices. But don’t worry, one of … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin and the Insanity of Gun Culture

I’ve waited to think for awhile before spouting off yet another internet opinion on this case, but the time has come. In case you’ve been living in a cave, the verdict was returned this past week: George Zimmerman was found … Continue reading

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The Way I Should Have Answered that Interview Question on Diversity

I’ve recently been on the hunt for meaningful, gainful employment. I am passionate about a few things, and helping higher-ed students continually rises to the top, whether it’s career counseling, financial counseling, spiritual counseling or even regular ol’ counseling-counseling. While … Continue reading

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Wait, Is it “Global Warming” or “Climate Change”?

It is increasingly popular in the climate-change denier crowd to express contempt for this issue merely because of the shift in terms used to describe it. The extreme amplification of planet Earth’s greenhouse effect due to human-caused pollution and destruction … Continue reading

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In Guns We Trust

This is the second installment of recent efforts on my blog to engage the topic of guns in the United States (assault rifles, high-capacity magazines -or clips- and armor-piercing bullets in particular). The first one can be found here: If … Continue reading

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