REALITY: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.


The entertainment industry understands the difference between fantasy and reality. It is the difference between “The Big Bang Theory”  and  “The Taste.”   One is a piece of fiction and the other is real people doing real things and experiencing real emotions.    If, in “The Big Bang Theory” a mistake is made in the filming they can […]

CLIMATE CHANGE: a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years*

Nobody likes to be ignored.   Including the Earth. Despite numerous optimal opportunities to speak on the issue of Climate Change, both major political parties have basically ignored the hot potato issue over the past year.   This past week the environment roared back, introducing Hurricane Sandy to a part of the country least capable of handling […]

INDIGENOUS: (in-dij’-e-nus) native to a particular place

When photographers and journalists want to depict indigenous people in an article, you can almost assume that there will be photos of half-naked, dark-skinned people with face paint, spears, and wild head-dresses.  It’s a quick, snapshot way of capturing the essence of a people who live in remote areas of the world, cut off from […]