Freedom seems to be for those who want liberty for themselves based upon their ideology and sometimes religion. We live in a country truly free for some and not for others. We do live in a place where there are two America’s. Civil rights and justice seem to be available for a few. Freedom isn’t free I guess.




As America celebrates its freedom we must insure that every person is indeed free to be who they were created to be. Freedom means having a responsibility to one another. People must have the liberty to worship, live and love in the manner they choose. When one group seeks to deny freedoms others enjoy then we all are at risk.

Freedoms come at a cost and its one we all must be willing to pay and it should never be used to exploit people for financial gain. Many in the world have the right to express themselves while others must go underground to seek the change they want to see.

“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

Charles Evans Hughes

Opinions, Share At Your Own Peril


It seems that sharing your opinion on anything can be a soul cleansing experience or it can be a landmine of controversy and venom. A friend of mine who shall remain nameless did that in regard to a fandom and was soundly blasted for it. This leads to the idea that the more social and open we are about something to more we tend to pay the price.

Friends the Internet can be a great place to get information and news about important things. It can also be a great generator of unnecessary drama among people. Look at any social media platform and there has been a war of words between two people who probably were friends just a day ago.

I have said a few things that have riled up people. Challenging someones beliefs or the things that they are deeply into can be a fast way to fracture friendships. Perhaps we take things too seriously these days. Coming from a person with a thin skin maybe we need to thicken it up.

Our identity is wrapped up in things like movies, TV, books, sports teams and the like. We can be deeply hurt when someone makes fun of us for that. I think geeks and nerds are more impacted by that because that is a part of their nature. They are motivated by the stuff they are into.

You have to own the words you say. Words can impact a person in positive and negative ways.It is worth noting that you have the power to lift people up or tear them down. Opinions can change the world or they can reinforce previously held ideas. We have to respect the freedom that many of us have to express ourselves but lets do it in a responsible way.

Blogging, In Another Language


Language is a fascinating thing. It’s a part of our cultural identity. Blogging is not just an English language thing, its global. Whether it be on Tumblr, Word Press, Blogger, etc. people will post in their national language. Some are blessed to be bi-lingual and will increase their audience by being able to write in different languages.

It’s interesting to look at a blog from somewhere else that is written in a foreign language, but to them its local. It’s interesting to see Arabic or Japanese on the screen and you wonder what its saying. Google does offer translation services but sometimes it doesn’t reflect the tone or colloquialisms that are being conveyed by the writer.

Often times its just about following for the imagery and just to learn something new. I follow a blog where the writer posts in Dutch and English. I think I have seen some Spanish along the way. It’s good to open your minds a little and see what other people are doing and it makes you wonder what their message is. 

I am grateful to be able to blog and express myself freely however we all must remember there are places where the people are oppressed and cannot because they would be prosecuted or put to death. May the language of freedom be evident in every blog post we all make.