French and Italian Have High Lexical Similarities

March 29th, 2017

Do you speak French?  If so, you could learn Italian in an almost effortless fashion:  both languages share an 89% lexical similarity.


"Beautiful people do not just happen.”

March 22nd, 2017

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.

Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Democracy or Corporatocracy?

March 1st, 2017

Media has a dual role of not only protecting the public from a corrupt government, but also in shaping our perspectives.  Making informed decisions depends upon receiving balanced, fact-based news.  As such, the agenda of the Media must be kept under a microscope.  If Media serves only the interests of government and corporations, where is that democratic watchdog, i.e., the Media?  It’s fair to say, once faith in the Press is shattered, faith in democracy shatters too.   And, while everyone knows major Media is driven largely by profits, there will always remain a need for principled journalism—patently.  If Media no longer serves the interest of the People, the unspeakable implication is —we don’t really live in a democratic society.   All the more reason to promote and support independent, investigative journalists.