The Problem With Truth, Is That It Is Unwanted

Everyone has his version of the truth but seldom share it. Whether it’s the taste, the smell or whatever, the ugly thing can help you lose friends and create bitter enemies. I wonder if it’s because once acknowledged, the truth will not leave until you do or stop doing, a particular wrong. Our criminal justice […]

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Alyssa Hogan Speaks of Domestic Violence, Murder, ​and Overcoming

Imagine your name in the news headlines “Prek Teacher Kills Husband”. Yes, I, Alyssa Hogan was arrested for the ​2nd-degree​ murder of my husband and faced life in prison. At the time of my arrest, I had B.Sc., Criminal Justice major, and had worked several years in social services. I had four children, whose father […]

The Big White Ghetto: America’s Useful Secret

Today, while preparing some notes on another subject, it occurred to me that the state of Kentucky, U.S ranks near the bottom of human well-being scales on every measure: adult literacy, higher education, household income and others. Thirty-two percent of the families live below the federal poverty level thus qualifying for federal assistance.  Welfare. http://theweek.com/articles/452321/appalachia-big-white-ghetto How could this be, […]

So, You Saw “The Homeless”….Then What?

Potaro335 January 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM (Reposted) Today I read an article titled “Senator Spends Day Off With Homeless Man For A Lesson You Can’t Learn From An Office”. Linked to “Homelessness” by Eleanor Goldberg. Clearly, the composition was not about the victim, anonym Nick, nor about the phenomenon our society struggles with. It […]