Made In America

By: Becky

Why Can't We all Get the Jobs We Like!

''Find a Job You Like/Love and You'll Never work a Day In Your Life''I have heard this saying over and over in my life. For starters it is a very simple saying and I would say it is attainable for most people if Real Life did not get in our way. I have had so many jobs in my lifetime (at 50 I have seen a good bit of life) but to date I can truly not say that I have found a job that I really Love....more

Tyler Southern

Above is an interview with Tyler and his family discussing It's an organization that helps wounded veterans live full lives by customizing homes to their new physical needs. Below is a link to the video update on Tyler's condition. Watch both. They're informative and inspiring. ...more

Happy Holidays

Okay, I promise this will be my last holiday-related post. After this I’ll get my head together and start focusing on life in not-so-sunny Scotland again. But our ten days away were too full of good moments not to share at least some of them. This also serves as my 'Live In the Now' post for July, because it captures so many details that I don't want to forget.The Travel!...more

Your Patriotic Duty

The USA is not just about the wonderfully diverse human beings that live here. It is also about the wonderfully diverse wildlife that lives here, including our national symbol, seen here in all its glorious wildness at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. ...more

Is Osama bin Laden's death really not an assassination?

The Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout was "not an assassination", US Attorney General Eric Holder has asserted, saying that al-Qaida leader's surrender might have been accepted, if offered.The top US legal official said the operation was a "kill or capture mission" understanding that bin Laden's surrender might have been accepted if offered, BBC reported.Holder said the special forces had acted "in an appropriate way" even without the any clear indication bin Laden had been likely to surrender....more

Sunday night breaking news

So, Sunday night after lugging everything in the house, I checked Twitter and saw that Don Lemon from CNN tweeted that the President was going to make an announcement about something. I ignored it, until my sister texted me and told me to put on the news. So Osama Bin Laden is dead. Obviously, this is something that everyone has wanted for the last 9 1/2 years. He's the mastermind behind 9/11, and without him, the entire Afghanistan war wouldn't have had to happen. But, and I know it's not just me, something feels really strange about being excited about someone's death....more

Fairly Legal -- Fairly Boring...

I’m a huge fan of the current USA Network lineup, so with news of Fairly Legal I was excited, given I’ll have another show I can enjoy watching (while escaping from my reality for a short bit -- every mom needs an escape). It was hard to avoid this news. Twitter, Facebook and several USA Network forums conversed this topic to death!...more

Random Acts of Culture ~ Giving it a second try

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Keka's Blog: White Men with Guns

(Please, if you don’t want to read my long blog, at least read this one. It’s what my blog is reacting to. Hers is far more important and shocking than mine.)...more