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Will our reliance on cars counteract climate change mitigation efforts?

Americans love cars- there is no doubt about it. Even in California, which is often considered the most environmentally friendly state, cars are the main form of transportation. 1,100 more words


Midterm Election on the Horizon

The fall color has been beautiful this year and seeing the combines in the fields gives hope of a bountiful harvest for the farmers. We are fortunate to live in this peaceful, rural area, but then we listen to the nightly news (or morning or all day with modern technology) and are bombarded with one disaster after another. 335 more words


It's the 21st century. Surely a woman can walk down the stairs on her own without a man to help her..#scd

Heaven knows I love Strictly.  And my love for Claudia Winkleman, who is now co-presenting the series full time with Tess Daly, knows no bounds. She’s hilarious and she has a real empathy with the dancing couples. 362 more words


The story of Alexis, her seizures, and medical marijuana

Alexis is my eight year old daughter who has ‘generalized epilepsy’, which essentially is a diagnosis for seizures of unknown origin.

Our story starts late one evening in July 2013 when my wife and I witnessed Alexis’ first seizure at our home in Rowlett, TX. 686 more words


Twitter teaches students to write better, not worse

Here’s a few sample tweets from fellow college students, displayed here anonymously:

You be the judge: Is Twitter ruining the quality of college students’ writing? 468 more words


The only critical thinking assignment you'll ever need!

Wondering how you can get kids to build critical thinking skills, but not sure how to do it? I have one simple answer for you: Op-Eds! 988 more words

Stage 3: Critical Thinking

26 de septiembre

Es muy difícil explicar o entender la tragedia de Iguala, Guerrero. Las víctimas merecen justicia y los familiares merecen ser atendidos (minimal responsiveness). De eso trata mi columna de esta semana para Excélsior, “ 769 more words