My mom and dad always made sure that we had a pet or two in the house at any given time, so I was looking forward to one of my own when I moved into my first place. But as luck would have it, the only place that I could afford to rent doesn’t allow dogs or cats. It made me sad, but I needed to focus on living where my monthly costs were affordable. A visiting friend was reading colorful fish facts out loud to me from a site that she was reading online one night when she came over. Continue reading I Got a Little Creative with the Type of Pets I Have Now
I lost my job a year ago due to having continued medical troubles. This affected so many things in my life, especially with paying my bills on time. Eventually, I found myself many months behind, and different services that I had no trouble paying for in the past were suddenly being turned off for non-payment. I also feared that I was going to lose my house to foreclosure, so I contacted an agent who deals with short sales in Brooklyn NY to see if she could assist me.
I live in a neighborhood that is not known for homes selling very quickly in. Continue reading You Need Help when It Comes to a Short Sale
Recently, there was a home invasion in my neighborhood, and the owner of the home, was shot by the intruders. The intruders turned out to be some punk kids from a nearby neighborhood, and I guess they shot the guy because they were shocked to find him at home. Regardless, this makes it clear that I need to look into home security systems in the near future, because it would be a great idea to have one installed soon.
If it can happen in my neighborhood, just a few houses down from where I live, then it could happen to my house. Continue reading Best Reputations Among Home Security Providers
For as long as people have been alive on the Earth, the dream of world peace has captivated many people’s hearts. A world without war or hatred may seem like an unattainable utopia, but even if we can never realize this ambition within our own lives, we must still keep working toward this goal. Too many people are still threatened by ills such as war, prejudice, violence and other problems. To combat these problems, we all need to rededicate ourselves to pursuing the goal of world peace. Only then can we hope to truly progress as a species and achieve our full potential as human beings.
Too often, people are ready to simply accept brutality and violence as natural parts of the human condition about which we can do nothing. Continue reading Why We Must Keep Working for World Peace
The Arab Spring has been a watershed moment for the establishment of democracy in the Middle East. Certainly, it has had and will continue to have, bumps along the way to stability. America, as an example, did not establish a stable national government for some time after the Revolutionary War. Patience and support is key to the growth of Arab democracy.
However, despite the encouraging signs of progress throughout the region, there remains the Syrian question. Syria remains locked in a brutal civil war between entrenched interests supporting the current regime and a popular uprising growing in military strength. A bloodbath seems inevitable to outside observers.
Outside military intervention to stop the fighting seems unlikely. Continue reading Can Peace Be Won in War Torn Syria?