All About The Skins

September 28th, 2014

This week’s VIDEO focuses on a somewhat sensitive subject. Comedian Jon Stewart recently aired a piece on his show that addressed the current name change of the Washington Redskins football team.

Very interesting piece. Thoughts…remember, let’s stay civil.



The 75 Club

September 21st, 2014

I don’t have a death wish and I’m not terminally ill. So when you read this ARTICLE, please don’t report me to the Crisis Intervention hotline. I read this article the other day and found it really interesting. I like technology, but I’m not sure I want to live much past the age of 75 either. The author makes several really nice points about age and technology and quality of life.


Death Penalty

September 14th, 2014

So this may be a somewhat older topic, but I think it’s still quite interesting (especially since we are only 1 of 2 industrialized nations that continue to utilize the death penalty). Watch the VIDEO and read the short article.

One of the interesting things about this latest CA ruling is that the judge threw out the death penalty due to its infrequent use. So although CA has 700+ people on death row they haven’t executed anyone in years.




No Country for Old (or Dangerous) Men…

September 7th, 2014

Below is a video that played on NPR’s Fresh Air that focuses on the remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay (Yes there are still detainees being held there). The video stems from a Washington reporter’s recent visit to Guantanamo. I’d like you to listen to the video and then write about the parts that you find most interesting…and there is MUCH here that is interesting. Remember your first post will be held until I approve it. After that, each week’s comments should post automatically.

Fall 2014 Semester is here…

September 3rd, 2014
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You probably haven’t stumbled onto this blog. Chances are you being somewhat coerced to visit my humble social chat site. No matter the reason: Welcome!

Above are some pics from this past summer. Hope you enjoyed yours.

I blog once per week. Almost always on Sundays after MY TEAM whips some other lowly NFL team. Some of my posts are brief reactions to videos, while others may comments regarding a short article. Not all focus on criminology/sociology, but many do.

Please note that your first comment will be held until I approve it. After that it should automatically post to the site.

Importantly, I welcome differing points of view. However, I won’t tolerate language that disparages another person’s opinion (I will take it down). All of us need to learn how to respectfully disagree. Keeping an open mind is always nice as well (watch out, you might learn something new).

My first official post for the semester will be September 7.