Celebration of Life: Mom & Dad

As a family, we have lived very full lives. Traveling with the Army calling the shots was all we knew and thought everyone else lived this way as well. Though the places we lived and the people we met over the years were incredible, it is the everyday things that are sustaining for us

My 116 Day Hiatus

It's been over three months since my last post on this blog. Ironically the previous story- When Bad Things Happen- proved prescient for my life as the days turned into months. Here we are in 2019. This will be a year of change for many of us and some things we are not going to … Continue reading My 116 Day Hiatus

Red Pill Journey: How War Changed My Family

I do not trust our U.S. Intelligence agencies and here's why. Much has been said regarding President Trump's remarks about US Intelligence, especially in the alleged Russian Collusion affair. Right or wrong, I do not see his comments as treasonous. My family's life has been directly and adversely affected by US Intelligence and the way … Continue reading Red Pill Journey: How War Changed My Family

The Red Pill Journey: Introduction

To be red-pilled is to learn a deeper nature of something beyond what conventional wisdom or group consensus promotes. It begins a journey for a person that, at times, can be fraught with an intense dichotomy. The question is how do you hold both views as valid depending on your perspective or is that even a viable option?

Manipulation in the Media: Part Three-The Blame Game

As we continue our series on media manipulation, I hope you are using the techniques given in the previous posts. These tools become more valuable and can be applied to a wide variety of settings beyond the ones illustrated here. Today we will look at another manipulation device- blame. Let's see how we can avoid … Continue reading Manipulation in the Media: Part Three-The Blame Game

Manipulation in the Media: Part Two- Partial Disclosure

We will now look at partial disclosure. This manipulation tactic is where only part of a story is told. It can be done in a written piece or by showing only part of a photograph. It can also be done by photo-shopping different pictures together.

Manipulation in the Media: Part One- Sensational Stories

I don't know about you, but I do not like being manipulated. I want to think of myself as a reasonable person who is thoughtful and discerning in regards to who and what I allow into my awareness. After years of therapy, I have come to realize when my feelings and emotions are being high-jacked. … Continue reading Manipulation in the Media: Part One- Sensational Stories

What About the Children?

Recently in the news, there has been a flurry of outrage, indignation, and disgust regarding the separation of children from their parents who happen to have entered the US illegally under the existing law. Most of these are from Mexico. At present, there are approximately 2,000 children in shelters near the Mexican border while the parents are incarcerated in a separate place...Why would a family want to leave their country and do it in a manner that is fraught with danger along with possible criminal repercussions?