Posts tagged with: media

19 Sep, 2018

We just returned from a two-week bike trip on the Oregon coast (which we'll be posting about on pretty soon), and during the trip, I took a vacation from email and Twitter. I've gone back to email, but I've decided that my life is better without Twitter, so I'm going to stop looking at other people's tweets, and also stop posting my own tweets at both my personal (@HodgBlog) and business (@poplarware) accounts. I am not going to close my Twitter accounts right now, in case I change my mind, but I may do that in the future.

11 Mar, 2010

I listened to BBC radio during lunch today, and this story made me cry: Risking life to go to school. So if you are feeling up for hearing about the things that some kids have to go through just to attend school, check it out.... Be sure to listen to the audio half-way down the page, which has children in Bristol, England, and Kabul, Afghanistan, talking to each other about the importance of education and what they must risk to go to school.

20 Jun, 2007

I finally finished reading Chalmers Johnson's book Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, which prompted me to think about the differences between the United States that our founding fathers envisioned, and wrote into the Constitution, and the United States we are living in today. Here are some thoughts.

2 Feb, 2007

I have been thinking lately about terminology in use by the news media and politicians, as related to the basic concepts of peace, human rights, and social justice. Here are some thoughts:

3 Oct, 2006

In a previous post, I wrote about some of the reasons why I do not think that world peace is possible. But some days I have more hope about it.