The Woman part 1

Author’s note: Enjoy a break from the all too real and heavy posts I sometimes share  on BrainCircus with the first 2500 words of a longer, fiction project I am working on. Please share your feedback in my comments!  The Woman part 1: It remains a mystery where the woman had come from, or whom…

The Concept of “Worth”

Author’s Note: This is a “sharing” post: it is VERY real. It is a PTSD kind of thing…if it’s too personal for then please read BrainCircus another day!  I wear my heart on the outside sometimes. I know at least one person will understand both what I am saying and why it is important that…

Winning the Drug War?

Author’s  Note: What follows is  the speech written for and delivered (in part) at the the Cannabis Freedom March in Seattle, WA April 3o, 2016 wherein I discuss what it means to be “winning” the fight to end prohibition.   When Bernard Berenson said “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were…

13th Amendment Action

Author’s Note: What follows is a letter I have written and sent to many of our elected officials in a quest for change in our Injustice System. Should you find yourself in agreement with the words, you are encouraged to utilize them. Should you disagree  with them, you are encouraged to open a dialogue. Problems…

The Eternal Visage

Author Note: This document was prepared for For English 261 taught by Prof.  Roger Wakefield Tacoma Community College Winter 2016.   The Eternal Visage             A changing view of God through time Since the beginning of written language, humankind has shared stories about our relationship with “God”. According to the most ancient of stories, God…

Constitutional Servitude

Author Note: The following is the transcript of a speech written for CMST 220 as taught by Prof. Anthony Penders Tacoma Community College 2016 I was at ten years old when my brother first declared he could no longer eat turkey. We had eaten turkey together many times. “How can you NOT like TURKEY?” So…

The Impact of Advertising on the American Diet

Abstract

With ever increasing health problems related to diet in the U.S, including obesity, diabetes and heart problems, it is necessary to look at advertising as a potentially contributing factor. In order to understand this role, one needs to understand not only the rate of increase of these diseases, but also how advertising affects purchasing, how advertising has changed over time, and how these changes have altered perspectives and habits about eating. The research demonstrates that advertising allows people to eat without thinking about responsibility, which has led to a national health crisis.

Brain Circus Blog

Inside each of us is a veritable circus of thoughts; a churning, swirling mass of ideas, lessons, and daydreams. As humans, we are, each of us, prone to randomly occurring thoughts of love, of creation, or of destruction and animosity. These thoughts can range from our professional focus to our family life and even beyond…