Students Out PR Professionals

As a Valdosta State University student, we nicknamed the student paper the Speculator. Incorrectly reading between the lines were their specialty. Grammatical errors and spelling mistakes were part of their standard. But it was amusing to see them go after the administration. Not so much to be reported on when I made big mistakes. As… Continue reading Students Out PR Professionals


It drives me nuts to listen to 24-hour network news cover an important event such as the Mumbai attacks earlier. Give me facts. I got better information off the Twitter search for Mumbai than 30 minutes of CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC.

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

Who knows this better than a Swedish father whose son-in-law plans to divorce his daughter? I’m thinking he should have thought twice before sending an email to US authorities his son-in-law is involved with Al-Qaida. A defamation lawsuit seems only the start to his problems now.

DNA for Everyone

Originally posted to DNA for Everyone. So, 60 Minutes has broadcast a report on the tracing of DNA. Leslie made a statement, "The are just two bits of DNA which remain pure. The Y chromosome which passes directly from father to son. And something called mitochondrial DNA which passes unchanged from mother to child." Logically… Continue reading DNA for Everyone

Transracial Adoption

NPR : Mother and Son Offer Transracial Adoption Insights: Morning Edition, July 23, 2007 · When Judy Stigger and her husband decided to adopt, they chose children who very obviously didn’t look like them. “If you’re a very private person, this is probably very hard to do because people are curious and do ask how… Continue reading Transracial Adoption


Virginia Tech shootings – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Virginia Tech shootings were committed by an unidentified gunman on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Government officials have confirmed 32 people (including the shooter) dead,[1][2][3] though school officials report 33 deaths, and most news outlets are… Continue reading Scary