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The Bystander Effect: Why we don’t always act and what we can do about it

(published in Bonjour France, 19 March 2017)

The other day, like many days in this beautiful city, I found myself stuck in the chaos that is the RER A with trains delayed for up to 2 hours. 1,286 more words


True Talk With Temper: Breaking The Bystander Effect

As Real Life Super Heroes (RLSH), concerned citizens, HUMANS… it’s our job to look out for one another. I’ve found that it’s an easy thing to say, and even commit to, but what does it actually look like? 603 more words


A Letter to Carr

Dear Mr. Carr,

Hello from the future! Throughout the past two weeks, I have had the pleasure of reading your work and I must say, you sir, are an excellent writer. 671 more words


If you see something, please say something. It could save someone.

Hello everyone,

Never fear, I didn’t get murdered, I was just on vacation. I’m back and hoping to update this blog a couple times a month when I get the chance to indulge in some true crime/murder media. 590 more words

Basic first-aid skills

Every two to three years, I take a half-day course on basic first-aid skills offered at fire departments in my homeland. It teaches what lay people can and should do in medical emergency situations, including and especially performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs), as well as initial measures to take against traumatic injuries. 489 more words


Because No One Knew, Exactly, What Happened

Because, NO one knew, exactly what happened, so, everybody had, supposed, and assumed…

Because no one knew, exactly what happened, and so, in order to make sense they’d, made up their own separate versions of their own “false truths”, and, believed it, passionately, and, if someone else tried convincing them, what that, was not what’d happened, they’d gotten, on the defensives. 108 more words

Experiences Of Life

Movie Spotlight: The Witness

I don’t often look at television listings thoroughly, particularly because of my hectic schedule. However, once in awhile I check to see what Independent Lens on PBS broadcasts. 305 more words