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#hashtags can change the world

For Hundreds of years, since the dawn of the printing press, people have never been able to communicate or voice a means of free expression as they do today.  The greatest tool for transparency and free speech the world has ever known has only just recently developed in our lifetime.  We’re looking at just the very beginning of an era that is arguably much greater and maybe even more significant than the industrial revolution.  Today, we are experiencing an information and free expression insurgency.

The lines of journalism are becoming blurred as well as like lines between video, magazine, newspaper, books, blogs, social networks.. it’s all morphing into something.. at a rapidly fast pace and changing almost daily.  We’re watching now as people, companies and governments grapple with the most influential source that is not in any way physically tangible but limitless and permanent. Continue reading “#hashtags can change the world” »

the monster

I kind of remember the night before, but it’s hard to say.

That morning came like a tidal wave, sweeping away everything we once knew and thought as safe.

I remember being glued to the television for hours, watching everything on repeat, listening to my mother crying in the other room and holding a newspaper, her eyes red and tired.

We saved all of the newspapers.

From then on The Monster had entered our lives: my life.

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the kingdom is mine

At that time, they came to him and asked, “So who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?” He called a little boy and had him stand among them. Then he said, “To tell you the truth, unless you change and become like him, you’ll never enter the kingdom. But, whoever humbles himself and accepts enchantment like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

The boy’s colorful imagination was his guiding light as he traipsed his way through the throngs of people pretending he was on a quest for the ‘kingdom keys.’ He needed them in order to rescue the princess, and she was all he could think about. Letters to her infiltrated his notebooks. He was committed to her, the woman he was to marry.

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