Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Will the New Year Bring More Wind, Less Warming?

Photo: American Wind Energy Association The closing year brought mounting evidence that global warming is real, happening now, and requires bold action. California endured its third year of devastating drought. Washington state was… Continue reading

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Every New Year’s resolution involves three key ingredients — the commitment to better one’s self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one’s comfort zone — and… Continue reading

F You, 2015

As 2014 draws to a close and the fresh slate of 2015 presents itself, I can’t help but make a list of resolutions. Whatever your thoughts are on the age-old tradition, isn’t it… Continue reading

The Revival of Military Supremacy

In the wake of the Peshawar massacre, legislators in Pakistan are contemplating a constitutional amendment to authorize army officers to administer courts. Military courts are contrary to the fundamental idea and the core… Continue reading

Stampede At Shanghai New Year’s Event Kills 35: Report

SHANGHAI (AP) — China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency is reporting that 35 people have been killed in a stampede during the city’s New Year’s celebrations. The report cites the Shanghai government in saying… Continue reading

Population Boom and the Economic Impact in a New Year

The US is continuing a rapid and massive growth in population as we enter into a new year. In fact, as our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Boystown Book Series

Like others my age, I remember the moment when I heard about the death of Karen Carpenter, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and Princess Diana’s fatal car crash. I also remember when I… Continue reading

3 Simple Strategies to Keep Your Financial Resolutions

Forget the one percent, 2015 is all about being part of the eight percent — the exclusive club of Americans who actually succeed in achieving their New Year’s resolution. As January kicks off,… Continue reading

Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

The new year has finally arrived and the ladies of Twitter are definitely ready to celebrate. Twitter user Van was possibly the most excited, tweeting, “Bring in 2015 the same way you came… Continue reading

Dear Conservatives, Let’s Not Ruin 2015 Like We Ruined 2014

During the last year, I have spent an unhealthy and inordinate amount of time arguing about politics, race and sports on my social networks. Many of my friends have begged me to stop,… Continue reading