Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

How do we address gun violence in our society? The truth is, we need to study violence from the aspect of public health. Members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society say that doing this will be far more effective than treating the symptoms (such as the prevalence of guns out there, the types of guns available […]

Also posted on Addicting Info There are memes floating around the Internet regarding Walmart’s employment model vs. Costco’s employment model, and how Costco’s profits have gone up while Walmart is finding itself in trouble. People are calling on Walmart to pay its employees living wages, saying that if Costco, Trader Joe’s, Wegman’s, and more, can […]

It’s the last day. I just plain don’t feel well now. I’m unusually tired, I’m perpetually nauseated, I have a seemingly permanent stomachache, and doing some of the more simple tasks around here takes a load of energy I didn’t realize it took before. You become sort of used to the hunger, it becomes a […]

    I found that merely going up and down the stairs today was more difficult than I’m used to. The hunger itself…has changed from the usual pangs and growlings to absolutely horrible cravings. I’ve had people advising me to go to the store and get lentils for additional protein and nutrients on the cheap, […]

I seem to have a persistent headache today, and I can’t help but wonder if that’s because I’m hungry or if it’s something else. I’ve been hungry like this before, but I was always able to get something filling that would stop the hunger pangs. Today, while my meals are quieting them down, they aren’t […]

One of the challenges I’ve decided to take on is the Live Below the Line challenge this week. Live Below the Line is basically subsisting on $1.50 of food per day or less, for five days. According to their website,, the amount of $1.50 was chosen because this is the globally accepted figure for […]

Following the guilty verdict in the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, a lot of people, including media personalities, expressed sympathy for the rapists regarding how their lives will be affected now that they’re convicted sex offenders. It’s hard to find nearly as much sympathy for the victim, however, showing that we are still very much a […]