Ellen DeGeneres on Usain Bolt

Ellen’s Innocuous Racism

After Usain Bolt won his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an iconic photo of the track & field superstar surfaced and the meme games began. Ellen (DeGeneres) jumped on the bandwagon and photoshopped a picture of herself on Usain’s back along with the comment “This is how I’m running errands from…

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A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked…

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The Worst Payday Loan Company Ever

So I have a rant that I need to get out of my system. After more than a year, I had to bite the bullet and get a payday loan. The torque converter went in my car around the middle of June. After being without a car for more than two weeks (and paying for…

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Muhammad Ali – the G.O.A.T., For This Generation Only

Yesterday was Muhammad Ali’s funeral. He passed away on Shabbat, so I had time to privately deal with the news. 2016 has been a devastating year in terms of deaths of iconic figures. However Muhammad’s death was different. He had been ailing for quite a few years and it’s like the Creator has finally decided…

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My Transabdominal Cerclage

This is a kind of off-the-wall topic compared to what I usually blog about, but I decided to share my story and experience and add to the chorus of women’s voices who have this issue. What’s the issue exactly? Well I have something called an incompetent cervix. This is a problem, where if I had…

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Purple Tears – The Death of an Artist

Undoubtedly countless people have or will be writing about Prince and the impact that he has had on the music industry and/or to them personally. Having grown up as an 80s kid, Prince was part of the soundtrack of my youth. I “inherited” his self-titled album from my mother. His handsome face framed by long…

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Win Or Lose, The Mountaineers Are #1 In My Book

Ok, this post is going to be quick. I just want to formally say how proud I am of WVU’s Men’s Basketball team this year! Not only are they doing a fantastic job on the court, but they’ve carried on the tradition of representing the state of West Virginia in the best light possible. See?…

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The Black Panthers and the K.K.K. – Are They Comparable?

Ever since Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance, there’s been a lot of talk online regarding how offensive it was that she chose to embrace Black Panther imagery. To many people, the Black Panthers are no better than the Klu Klux Klan. However it quickly became apparent to me that many of these people are…