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My world continues to shrink…

My world continues to shrink…

This post will likely be a brain dump of sorts, not particularly eloquent or organized, but I woke up at 5 am and just couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind is heavy. Each day that passes, it seems fewer people are willing to stand up. The “powers” are wearing them down. Under threat of losing jobs, people are taking the jaab to keep them. Forget the fact that the evidence is growing that it causes heart damage and neurological…

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{Education} Unelected Governing

{Education} Unelected Governing

When I was in High School, the most we learned about government was a brief overview of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Three Branches of Government, and a brief introduction into how our local government is organized. I could tell you the President and Vice President, but I honestly couldn’t tell you about who represented my district (or even what my district number was) or who were the two Senators of my state. The Speaker of the House?…

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{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

When I was working on my undergrad, my focus was chemistry and biology. Those courses included the standard Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, but they also included Virology, Immunology, Mycology, and Biology of the Cancer cell. I remember my employer—a private physician and psychiatrist for whom I organized charts, transcribed notes, and did general clerical work while in college—telling me that he was impressed at just how much specialized education I am receiving in my…

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[Current Events] The death of critical thinking

[Current Events] The death of critical thinking

To date, I have eliminated Twitter (two years ago) and Facebook (two months ago).  Though I miss seeing “friends,” who quite honestly haven’t tried to contact me off of social media so weren’t really friends, I don’t miss the lack of critical thinking rampant on social media.  Everything is about popularity, being part of the “in” crowd, getting followers and likes, and quite frankly, very high school-ish. There is no such thing as presenting factual material on social media, originally…

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