Commentary #88: “Make Your Own MAGIC and Manifest Your DREAM LIFE”

The quoted words in the title of this blog post comes from a relatively recent episode of the That Smart Hustle podcast by author Kristen Martin. I haven’t read any of her books yet, though I plan to change that sooner rather than later. I discovered her Facebook page, and then stumbled upon to her podcast. I […]

Commentary #86: “Reforestation Drones Drop Seeds Instead of Bombs, Planting 100,000 Trees Per Day Each”

This is a really intriguing idea. I first saw this story on Facebook, through Return to Now. The U.K.-based BioCarbon Engineering (BCE) has developed a relatively simple, two-step process for accomplishing this: Send the drones into the target area to create a detailed, 3-D map. Send the planting drones back to the mapped site to […]

Commentary #85: “My Journey Through the Marvel Universe”

I love Tiana, who is the awesome author of The Book Raven, wrote an incredible post about the Marvel Universe! Here’s the link to Tiana’s post: My Journey Through the Marvel Universe I love how Tiana watched all the Marvel movies, and then decided to make separate blog posts to discuss each movie individually. Inspired […]

Commentary #84: “As GM’s Lordstown plant idles, an iconic American job nears extinction”

I saw this fascinating CNN article on Wednesday, March 6th: As GM’s Lordstown plant idles, an iconic American job nears extinction The Lordstown, Ohio plant has been closed for nearly a week now. It made its last Chevy Cruze sedan on March 6th. Another sign of the times. General Motors (GM) has shrunk from more […]

Commentary #83: “Sunny Days on ‘Sesame Street'”

My dad sent this hot link to me in an email recently, with the exclamation of “Big Bird!” Sunny days on “Sesame Street” – CBS Sunday Morning A little background on Big Bird first. Big Bird has been one of my favorite characters for as long as I can remember. I had such love for […]

Commentary #82: “How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs”

I saw this article on Facebook recently. Thanks to Brittany A. for sharing it. Here’s the link to The Atlantic’s article, published January 19, 2017: How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs What were you doing in 1997? According to a local psychologist, Gudberg Jónsson, back then most of Iceland’s teens were drinking […]

Commentary #81: “How One Woman Is Teaching Homeless & Foster Care Children To Dream”

A dear friend shared this article on Facebook on November 30th, and I felt compelled to write about it. How One Woman is Teaching Homeless & Foster Care Children to Dream Who knew that decorating an ordinary, simple pillowcase could make such an impact? Nicole Russell, together with volunteers, provides comfort items that help children […]

Commentary #80: “You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here’s why it matters”

This article on, posted on November 30th, immediately caught my eye. You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here’s why it matters Your chronological age is fairly self-explanatory – It’s based on your birthday. Your biological age is a bit more complicated – It’s called someone’s phenotypic age. Phenotypic: Relating to the observable characteristics […]

Commentary #79: “Tiny Houses For Homeless Vets Makes A Lot Of Sense”

Today is Veterans Day. I waited to share this story, because I think it’s important. In Kansas City, Missouri, former U.S. Army Corporal Chris Stout is definitely a hero. In more ways than one. Not only did he serve his country, but now he’s giving back to it. Through the Veterans Community Project, tiny homes […]