Preventing Being Duped by Fake News Stories

When I was young I had no interest in politics. Then, when I was a teenager, a crisis happened, and the president intervened to rescue some hostages. It did not work out the way he intended, and I heard the adults giving all kinds of opinions. I saw them doing the same thing on Sundays after football games talking about how a quarter back did good or messed up. I guess that is where the term “armchair quarterbacking” comes from. I quietly sought facts over rhetoric, and am still doing it today by reading Trump News. It is a website that has all the articles being written about our president available in one location. I can filter through the news agencies I trust and leave out the rest. However, I rarely use a filter. I like reading the different perspectives out there, but I do insist that news comes from real news agencies. (more…)

I Am Finally Home in Vegas

I love living in Vegas. I was born and raised here, but I moved to the east coast with my family when I was a sophomore in high school. I even went to college there, but my heart always considered Vegas my home. When I graduated from college, I applied at a few schools in Vegas, wanting to teach there rather than in New York. I was hired on almost immediately at one of the schools, which meant I had to hurry and find an apartment. I looked at the community website for one that my childhood friend lives at, and I loved everything that I saw there.

For me, it was half about the community amenities and half about the apartment itself. I knew that I was going to want some downtime on my own there, especially when I had to do things like read research papers and grade tests. The apartment that I found there has nine foot ceilings, air conditioning, washers and dryers, granite, hardwood flooring and so much more. (more…)

I Finally Did Something for Me to Get My Smile Fixed

When I was a kid my parents took me to the dentist to get braces. He could not fit me for the braces at the time. They should have taken me to another dentist, but they didn’t. When I was a teenager I really disliked my teeth. I had one really crooked tooth, and the rest of them looked dull and almost yellow. Then I started getting cavities and had teeth pulled. I did not do anything about my smile until I was in my late 40s. It was then that the best dentist in Aurora CO helped me with a plan to get the smile I always wanted.

Would it have been better to have had my smile fixed as a kid? Certainly. (more…)