December 31, 2015. Always an interesting place of the year, isn't it? It's like a bookmark in a juicy novel. It's here that we find ourselves halfway between the school year, yet standing at the doorway of a brand new set of days, weeks, and months. We have the next 365 days on the Gregorian Calendar in which to mark our mark in the world. Where have you been and where are you going on this Magic Carpet Ride? For the past twelve months, I have been making strides to shine t
I'm shining the light today on Jenny Bock, the Economic Justice Campaigner for Friends of the Earth in Washington, DC. A bright light in the fight to create sustainable solutions for our environment and for the good people of this earth, Jenny has been on a mission to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a shady behind-the-scenes NAFTA-like trade agreement, from being passed in Congress. Here's a little bit more about Jenny and the work she's doing to make our world a b
For all the 26 bright lights who shine now from above...this one's for you. 12.14.12 is one of those days I'll personally never forget. Sitting in my MT1 class, surrounded by all my classmates, my friend Michele, also from Newtown, screamed, "Oh, my God! There's been a shooting in Newtown!!" My head was spinning. Newtown? A gun shooting in sweet, innocent little Newtown that's five miles down the road from my hometown, Brookfield. I couldn't concentrate for the rest of the da
Have you ever had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic? It's beautiful beaches and palm trees are very inviting, indeed, its pristine waters enticing for the Americans and foreigners who travel there for leisure. There's a dark side of the story, though, and you don't have to look too hard to see the stark contrast that exists between the rich and the poor in this country. All you have to do is look out the window of your car on the way to the airport, and you'