DANGER! BEWARE!

Do you live anywhere near railroad tracks? I didn't until my adult life, but now it's not uncommon for me to hear a train whistle blowing multiple times a day. A train's whistle announces the approaching train to all who are within earshot. I can hear the whistle blowing in various parts of the city; however, it is only when I'm close to where tracks cross over the road that I experience the triple warning: the train whistle blowing the crossing bars coming down the crossing bells ringing with lights blinking The United States Railroad system has experienced enough tragedy from trains [...]

Friend or Frienemy?

How many friends do you have on Facebook? How many followers do you have on Instagram or Twitter? Do you know them all? Could you pick them out of a crowd and name everyone? If you,'re like most people, you answered the last question with a resounding "No" because you don't have consistent contact with over half of the people you're connected with on social media. While social media is great, it allows us to communicate the same message to a lot of people at once, it gives us a false sense of relationships and connectedness, if that's a word. [...]

What does a pimp look like?

When you hear the word pimp, what comes to mind? Do you still picture a man in a wide brim hat with fuzzy dice hanging from his rear-view mirror?  Pimps today come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life.  A pimp can even be female. Two weeks ago, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told WSBTV.com of a 14-year-old girl in Rockdale, Georgia, who was pimped out at the Motel 6 and America’s Best Value Inn & Suites.  Her pimp didn’t fit the stereotypical picture.  In fact, her pimp(s) happened to be an eighteen year old and 19 year old [...]

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