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Music to Listen to … When You Want to Get Away

Date: 11/12/2015

[caption id="attachment_1209" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Capitol Music) [/caption] Colton Dixon’s The Calm Before the Storm Former American Idol hopeful, Colton Dixon, never made it past the #7 spot on the show’s 11th season in 2012 but like other “idols,” he has proved that you don’t need AI’s permission to be a success. In October, Dixon won the award for Rock/Contemporary Alb ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Album Review, Colton Dixon


The Importance of Trust When Working Through Conflict

Date: 10/16/2015

Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. The key to building trust is to know the other person’s world and reliably respond to it. Do what you say. Keep your promises. A second component of building trust involves empathy. Empathy helps us see an issue from both sides. Empathy creates a safe haven to work through differences. When differences are expressed and that expression is ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Healthy Relationships, Trust Conflict


America knows all about tyrants and torturers

Date: 09/20/2015

Aussitôt qu'une pensée vraie est entrée dans notre esprit, elle jette une lumière qui nous fait voir une foule d'autres objets que nous n'apercevions pas auparavant. As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before. François-René de Chateaubriand The US government endlessly accuses ...

Related Topics: Faith, News, Syria, Hypocrisy, Democracy, US Regime, US Government, Bashar Al-Assad, Democracy For Syria, Racism, Torture, Racial Discrimination, Prison System, US Prison System, US Prisoners, Prison Torture In The US, Totalitarianism, Liberty, Justice, Democracy For America, Tyranny, Dictatorship


Summer Shows – Let the Games Begin

Date: 05/25/2015

Now that we got most of the series and season finales done, summer time game shows hit the small screen in a big way. This week, eight new and/or returning reality/game shows debut with a total of 13 or so debuting in the coming months. NBC is the leader of pack with the largest selection of shows which makes sense since they have had good luck with ratings for American Ninja Warrior , Ameri ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, So You Think You Can Dance, American Ninja Warrior, America's Got Talent, Summer TV Shows, The Island, I Can Do That, Are You Smarter Than A 5Th Grader, The Briefcase


Fox Bids 'American Idol' Farewell

Date: 05/11/2015

After 15 seasons, Fox has decided to cancel American Idol. Since Simon Cowell's departure in 2010, ratings have continued to decline. Despite the 11 million viewers still watching the series, Fox has commented that the costs and salaries for the cast are too expensive to keep going - even though it is reported that the judges took a salary cut to return for the 15th season. Over the past year ...

Related Topics: Blog 87, Entertainment, Fox, American Idol, American Idol Canceled


Hurt By a Conflict? How Do You ReBuild Trust?

Date: 03/23/2015

You've heard the saying, trust is easy to break, hard to repair. How do you go about building trust with someone you’ve hurt! The key is to know the other person’s world and reliably respond to it. Do what you say. Keep your promises. Empathize with the other person’s issue and try to see the problem from both sides. When differences emerge and pain is associated with those differences, don’ ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Conflict, Family Relationships, Couple Relationships, Friend Relationships, Trust, Betrayal, Rebuilding Trust, Trust And Relationships


The American Sniper is lower than a criminal thug

Date: 02/07/2015

La grandeur du crime est la seule différence qu'il y ait entre un conquérant et un brigand. The magnitude of the crime is the only difference there is between a conqueror and a robber. Jean-Paul Marat Governments and their hit-men aren't morally higher than lone gunmen, and they certainly aren't more morally justified to kill or steal. Above: Sheldon Richman, who attracted cr ...

Related Topics: Faith, News, Edward Snowden, Iraq, American Sniper, Chris Kyle, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Iraq War Lies, Iraq War, Sheldon Richman, The Future Of Freedom Foundation, Edward Snowden Arrogant


The Trap of the Golden Calf: Who Do You Worship?

Date: 11/13/2014

I’m reading a book about Albert Einstein, a fantastic bio written by Walter Isaacson. One of the things that strikes me about the man, beyond his brilliance, is the spirit of his times. In the early 1900s scientists were treated like rock stars. They were the celebrities. When Einstein visited New York in 1919, crowds greeted him and lined the streets cheering wildly, while photographers and repor ...


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