From Thriving To Desolate

Less than a year ago, Rio was a thriving ground of athletic prowess. Now it’s abandoned, unprotected, looted, and in horrible disrepair. The soccer field and golf course are turning brown with chunks missing. Seats in the stands have been stolen, ripped out, or destroyed. Swimming pools and fountains contain putrid orange water from a…

Empty Little Tummies

As the morning progresses towards the afternoon, a little elementary school boy begins to get anxious. A time that is normally filled with laughter and a needed break has now become quite stressful. It’s lunchtime. For this little guy, even though his family qualified for reduced lunch costs, even the small cost every day adds…

Do We Like Sharp Tongues?

“A man working in the produce department was asked by a lady if she could buy half a head of lettuce. He replied, ‘Half a head? Are you serious? God grows these in whole heads and that’s how we sell them!’ ‘You mean,’ she persisted, ‘that after all the years I’ve shopped here, you won’t…

Obama’s Pardons & Shortened Sentences

As of today (January 17, 2017) Obama has broken the record for the most number of pardons and shortened sentences handed out. Throughout his presidency, Obama has granted 212 pardons and 1,385 shortened sentences, 504 of which were life sentences (Whitehouse.gov). The number of shortened sentences he has granted is more than all the past…