Category Archives: News

Shy, Teased, Isolated…Teen Killer?

Why? It’s the one question no one can really answer at this moment describing the rampage 16-year-old Alex Hribal embarked on yesterday at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA. One can only speculate. His attorney is saying he is … Continue reading

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Shame on us

THE WORLD VISION SAME SEX DECISIONS AND THE REPERCUSSIONS Interesting… I was halfway through writing this blog Wednesday and everything flipped on its head. If you missed the scoop, here’s the skinny: -       A few days ago international world relief … Continue reading

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Scared of e-Readers?

This week someone asked me, “Has the shift towards Kindle and iBooks hurt your book sales as an author?” For me the answer was easy. “Not at all. I think it’s helped it.” Yes, it’s a fact e-readers are growing … Continue reading

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Smartphones for Kids?

“Do you know where your children are?” If you’re my age, you probably remember that catchy slogan from the 80’s. I don’t think I’ve heard that question in over a decade. Probably because parents have access to handy little GPS … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Shrewd and Innocent?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16 This week Phil Robertson was suspended “indefinitely” after “disparaging gays as sinners” in his GQ interview. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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R.I.P. baby sister

“I just love being straight up ignored when ever I need you.” It was the last thing she posted on her Facebook page. Then she went to her high school the next day and hung herself in the school bathroom. … Continue reading

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FCC Considers More Sex and Nudity

The rumor is true, the FCC is considering allowing more sex and nudity on televisions. Their website posted a public notice last month proposing an end to “the prohibition of expletives and certain images of nudity on television.” Then clean … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Hype

Last week I read an article link that claimed, “Facebook is Responsible for 1/3 of All Divorces.” Really? Would you actually repeat that statistic? Are you willing to bet your reputation that it’s true? Should we believe the headlines when … Continue reading

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What Does the CDC Report Actually Say?

I’m just going to think out loud here a little bit about this Youth Culture Window article I’m working on for next week. The topic? This new Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Survey of Family Growth report that claims… … Continue reading

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Does money buy happiness? Yes… well… sort of…

Gallup just did the largest worldwide survey of it’s kind on the subject of happiness. For the first time, they have a global perspective on happiness and feeling good about oneself. Yes, money does buy happiness, they conclude. Surprised? Well … Continue reading

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