Art Stands Apart

Art Stands Apart by Elena Greco December 10, 2017 At a time when the dark side of certain creative artists is being exposed, there has been a lot of discussion on Facebook about whether we should allow ourselves to enjoy the art of artists who have done bad things. I strongly feel that art—the product of the artist—stands apart from…

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones by Elena Greco Credit: Blaze Press April 9, 2015 We need to communicate with others. It seems obvious, doesn’t it? In order to come to agreement about pressing issues, in order to create positive change in our world, we have to have a dialogue—with friends, with enemies, with other political parties, with other countries. I have to…

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I Am a Feminist

I Am a Feminist by Elena Greco February 16, 2017 I am a feminist. What does that mean? “Feminist” seems to conjure up all sorts of negative images for some people. According to Merriam-Webster, a feminist is “a person who supports ‘feminism’.” Their definition of “feminism” is: – the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities;…

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Oops, He Did It Again

Oops, He Did It Again by Elena Greco January 29, 2017 Well, he’s done it again. Without warning, Trump issued an executive order, implemented immediately, to prevent travelers from seven countries to the US from entering the US through its airports, in many cases sending them back to the country they flew into the US from, even if they were…

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Predictions for 2017, or “How to Survive the Unthinkable”

Predictions for 2017, or “How to Survive the Unthinkable” by Elena Greco January 22, 2017 This is an unusual year. It started with the Inauguration of a new President who is unlike anything this country has ever seen, and who is perhaps the biggest threat to our country’s continuation as a great democracy that we have ever seen. That Inauguration…

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The Compromise

The Compromise by Elena Greco July 17, 2016 Revised August 30, 2016 I think one of the effects that social media has had on us is to reduce our ability to see the big picture, or even to think of looking at the big picture. As a result, we tend to react instantly to what is in front of us…

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Purchasing Health

Purchasing Health by Elena Greco December 30, 2015 Every year I choose a cause or topic to focus on, one which is urgent or important to our culture and our planet.  I learn as much as I can about it, post about it on social media, and write about it.  That is part of my activism, something I think is…

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones by Elena Greco Credit: Blaze Press April 9, 2015 We need to communicate with others. It seems obvious, doesn’t it? In order to come to agreement about pressing issues, in order to create positive change in our world, we have to have a dialogue—with friends, with enemies, with other political parties, with other countries. I have to…

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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate – What a Loaded Question…

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate – What a Loaded Question… by Elena Greco August 10, 2015 Vaccination is a topic which seems to bring out rabid and vicious disagreement. Those on either “side” of the debate (they seem to see it as an either/or situation) seem to have an unusually negative reaction to those opposing their view. People have…

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