Shaundel Shoxx: Momma's Little Girl Grows Up
Kids... you gotta love 'em. And this little tribute
to my youngest child's journey to adulthood serves as a celebration
of that love given to (and gotten from) all those darlings who call
The Purpose Prize
The good news is that I don't have to
wait until December to find out that I didn't win <smile>. On April
23, 2012, I got a polite (boilerplate) 'Thank You' note from
Michelle Hynes, Vice President, Civic Ventures and Purpose Prize
Team Leader, acknowledging my participation and kindly informing
that the selection process is continuing, sans me and roughly 1000
other submitters. "We applaud the work you are doing... to make the
world a better place for all of us," she wrote. The best thing about
the whole process was what I learned about myself as I read the
generous words of the friends and colleagues I'd polled to ferrit-out
veracity regarding my work.
Read all about my
application for the $100,000 Purpose Prize.
House Arrest (updated 9/15/2012)
Michael C. "Mike" Kelley, editor/publisher of
ArmchairHoodlum, professional dishwasher, VietNam Vet and interdicted
cannabis cultivator is back in town. If you don't remember (or never
heard of) his saga, catch-up on background and stay tuned-in with
the funfolding (no, that is NOT a type-o) story with a
Meters or Dumb Ideas?
December 2011: Are
these helpful devices that make energy cheaper, keep the gird safe
and make all the systems we rely on more secure? Or is this 'smart'
transformation simply highly sophisticated 'social engineering'
being promulgated as 'for our own good' by a league of
multi-national energy and technology brokers who are up-playing
'consumer benefits' while plotting on taking us all to the
cleaners for billions in (their) profit?
Cashing in on Predators?
December 2011: Are laws on sex
offenders supposed to protect kids -or- meant to enrich high-tech
tracking companies? Read this special
Mother Jones report by Kate Sheppard and see what you think
about what is happening. Then decide for yourself if it's right, or
if it's wrong.
From our Archives...
Though still ever so topical, this 2006 interview
with Justice Stephen Breyer, sitting jurist of the United
States Supreme Court, makes it redundantly clear that for the
democratic principles codified by the U.S. Constitution to ‘work’
citizens must be ‘involved.’