Writing Community

21 Jul 19
MegJenTravels2

With a leisurely five days left until we had to drop off the campervan. We decided that rather than face the 5.5hr drive from Tekapo to Kaikoura in one go we would break up our journey with a day of sightseeing and a stopover in the city of Christchurch. Even though we would be finishing […]

21 Jul 19
A Writing Vice

The harsh reality of living in the United States is that you cannot escape the fact that the government chooses to do terrible, horrendous things to people for reasons they think are justifiable but are really just ill-disguised bigotry and an age-old imperial mindset that has embedded itself into the minds of all but the […]

21 Jul 19
Angela Green

https://spark.adobe.com/page/q3SeMr9ezpGTq By Angela J. L. Green, Full Sail Journalism Student Detroit, July 2019__The city of Detroit has been working on its renaissance since the 1960s when riots and “white flight” resulted in decay and abandonment. There have been many ups and downs over the decades, but the last several years have seen a consistent trajectory […]

21 Jul 19
Cindy Wity

  Imagine a chemist or an engineer or doctor thinking that what came before in his field, the accumulated wealth of knowledge and of best practices, is no longer of value and foundational for what he does now…   One major modern-day theological misconception comes from assuming that the Pharisees, one Jewish sect of many […]

21 Jul 19
Where dogs and science meet

So how could someone possibly keep letting their dog off-leash in on-leash parks after such an experience? In a nutshell, Cognitive Dissonance, Fundamental Attribution Error, Self-Serving Bias, and Confirmation Bias.

21 Jul 19
Sinapticas

In today’s ecosystem of online science publications, it can be hard to tell what qualifies as journalism and what doesn’t. Does it matter? July 15, 2019 by Teresa Carr For Erin Zimmerman, a plant molecular biologist turned freelance science writer living in Ontario, Canada, a recent plant science conference presented a rare opportunity to meet […]

21 Jul 19

citizensrightsviolated

The DCFS case file ruined many long term plans and years of hard work of what I worked to achieve when I was lied about to the Dept of Child Family Protective Services 10 years ago and I am broke ever since I was set up to DCFS no matter how hard I work. I […]

21 Jul 19
Allah's Willing Executioners

Dr. Michael Wolffsohn, a prominent German Jewish historian, alleged in a blistering commentary last week that three German MPs are seeking to sabotage a resolution that classifies BDS as antisemitic campaign. Writing in the daily broadsheet Die Welt, Wolffsohn said, “a minority of members of the Bundestag coalition and opposition wants to prevent” a “financial […]

21 Jul 19
Eastman First United Methodist Church

“On behalf of the whole church I ask you: Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sins?” “Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?” Nahum would have no […]

21 Jul 19
Kingdom Venturers

  Imagine a chemist or an engineer or doctor thinking that what came before in his field, the accumulated wealth of knowledge and of best practices, is no longer of value and foundational for what he does now…   One major modern-day theological misconception comes from assuming that the Pharisees, one Jewish sect of many […]

21 Jul 19
Monterey Herald
SEASIDE — The Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaffirmed CSU Monterey Bay’s accreditation for 10 years, the longest achievable period, the school announced earlier this week. “It’s a big deal for us because we got the full 10-year accreditation,” said Nick Gregorio, CSUMB’s interim director of communications and marketing. The Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges commended CSUMB in a number of areas, according to a press release, particularly the increase in graduation rates since 2011. It also commended the university on its commitment to the whole student, it’s culture of stewardship and its strong regional stewardship. “(Getting the accreditation reaffirmed for 10 years) speaks to CSUMB’s exemplary efforts in support of students,” said Fran Horvath, CSUMB’s interim provost, in an email. “CSUMB received this accolade due to our commitment to the whole student, a culture of innovation and regional stewardship.” CSUMB last got its accreditation reaffirmed in 2011. According to Horvath, the current re-accreditation process started in 2016 with the formation of a campuswide Steering Committee, which was tasked with writing a self-study: the Institutional Report. “The actual review process took place in two parts: a video interview in October 2018 and an on-site visit in March 2019,” she said. “The on-site visit was conducted by five individuals who are faculty and administrators on other universities in the (WASC Senior College and University Commission) region.” Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation assures the educational community, the general public and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education, that the institution has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected, that it appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially, that it is so organized, staffed and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so and that the institution demonstrates and meets criteria and accreditation standards.  
21 Jul 19
About Catholic Schools

The community at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Fairfield has raised nearly $900 for those in need this winter by coming to school in sleepwear

21 Jul 19
Minding the Workplace

Hello dear readers, during the next week I’ll be  at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome., sponsored by the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. At the conference’s opening ceremonies on Sunday, I received the Bruce Winick Award for contributions to the field of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). I was invited […]

21 Jul 19
Catherine Joy Music

The greatest challenge in the freelance / entrepreneurial / creative existence is TIME. We have already talked a lot about it but there is always more to discuss, I believe. Lately there has seemed less of it than usual and I have found myself needing to re-evaluate where I am spending my time. But this […]

21 Jul 19
JazzyLiving

Reconstruction has always been an era in U.S. History that has intrigued me the most. For a period to have held the most promise for the United States to work towards living up to the principles and ideologies espoused by its early designers, it is also the darkest period in U.S. history which is given […]