Sending the Elevator Back Down

I teach guitar in a music club. This isn’t a subject that I’ve written about a lot before, which is odd, considering that it’s been a major part of my life for the last few years. I suppose it’s something I’ve sometimes taken for granted. But there are times when something happens that you stop … Continue reading Sending the Elevator Back Down

No, Obama Didn’t Create Isis, But He Did Create Trump

Before I get crucified for that headline, hear me out. It wasn't his fault. Obama didn't create Trump willingly, but his presidency did create the conditions to enable the election of Trump. This is the main issue that we have to take from this election, and the thorny one that America – and the world … Continue reading No, Obama Didn’t Create Isis, But He Did Create Trump

NEW RELEASE Ciara Ballintyne’s Epic Fantasy ‘In the Company of the Dead’

Only a fool crosses a god, but Ellaeva and Lyram will do anything to get what they want.     Title: In the Company of the Dead Author: Ciara Ballintyne Series: The Sundered Oath #1 Genre: Epic Fantasy/Fantasy Romance   Chosen as a five-year-old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing … Continue reading NEW RELEASE Ciara Ballintyne’s Epic Fantasy ‘In the Company of the Dead’

The Validation Generation: The Dangers of Living in a Social Media World

Over the past week, you may have read the story of Essena O’Neill, an 18-year-old Australian who quit Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr, despite having half a million followers and lucrative financial rewards. She did this, she said, because the images and videos on these sites are “contrived images and edited clips ranked against each other.” “Without … Continue reading The Validation Generation: The Dangers of Living in a Social Media World