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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Religion: Who Needs It?

Religion:  Who Needs It? by Elena Greco August 30, 2016 I’m going to have to say something once again that I know will not be very popular.  It’s about this religion thing. It’s not about being intolerant; I’m not. For me, it’s not about which religion is being practiced, either; they all have the same issues.  It’s about the wreaking of…

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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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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Music of Basque Country

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ MUSIC OF BASQUE COUNTRY by Elena Greco December 1, 2015 The Basque Country (“País Vasco,” or “Euskadi”) in northeast Spain is a region that is split across two countries:  Spain and France. The origins of the beautiful Basque people are unknown. Their genes do not match any others in the world. Not Latin in heritage, their…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Music of Galicia

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ MUSIC OF GALICIA by Elena Greco November 10, 2015 When people think of Spain, they usually think of the Andalusian or Catalan cultures. But Spain is so much more! For example, Galicia is an autonomous community that lies at the far northwest corner of Spain, bordering Portugal. Although modern, it has many ancient architectural sites and…

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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’s part of my activism, something I think is particularly…

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Gratitude: Why Bother?

Gratitude: Why Bother? by Elena Greco We hear a lot about gratitude. It seems like something we should be having, or aspiring to have. But what is it and how do we get some? And why bother, really? When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson At times our own light goes out and…

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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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