Two Pieces Are Available in Georgia’s Emerging Writers Anthology

I’m excited to announce that Georgia’s Emerging Writers has officially released! In this anthology for up and coming writers, you can read two stories by me: Adventures in the Land of Not-America, nonfiction, and a fiction piece titled Appetizers. Consider purchasing a copy to support myself and other emerging writers and publications! Thanks to everyone who has already purchased a copy. It means a lot.

Purchase your copy at Amazon or Z Publishing House’s website.

 

 

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Changing Climate Impacts our Environment and Economy

Oliver Manufacturing sits on the outskirts of La Junta, Colorado, in what’s known as the Arkansas Valley. From our offices, one can watch the wind carry tumbleweeds across the dry plains or spot summer storms developing on the horizon. We always hope for those storms to drift our way, bearing with them refreshing rains, but they rarely do. It’s something that I long ago came to accept about the region I grew up in. And yet, every year seems to swelter more than the last. Continue reading Changing Climate Impacts our Environment and Economy

Farmers Upset as Trade War Finally Unfolds, USDA Considers Subsidies

As US soybean farmers feel the weight of Trump’s trade war, the president’s staff considers dipping into federal Treasury funds to shield them from Chinese retaliatory tariffs.

Consideration to use Treasury funds comes at a time when the national debt is fast approaching record highs. By 2019, the federal budget deficit is expected to reach $1.1 trillion.

The US deficit is soaring toward such a perilous high thanks in part to the 2018 Republican tax cuts.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says that the USDA is considering the use of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to subsidize farmers. Further details have yet to be revealed.

Some farmers don’t necessarily want a short-term fix to the president’s problem, but a long -term solution instead.

“I just don’t like the idea of the government coming up with some balm to spread over wounds that are self-inflicted. It seems to be a huge moral hazard problem,” USDA chief Joseph Glauber reportedly told The Financial Times.

Concerns stem from Chinese retaliations to the president’s tariffs, which went into full effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 5.

Trump Cites Puerto Rico’s Debt, Threatens to Revoke FEMA

Rarely can political issues be fairly described as “black-and-white.” As with many facets of life, there’s no singular answer to questions about healthcare, tax reform or gun control.

There isn’t just one right approach to improving public education. There isn’t just one correct way to handle illegal immigration, or diplomacy. These are nuanced issues with wide-ranging courses of action to consider, and they are always further complicated by the furious slurry of competing opinions and perspectives.

Puerto Rico’s current crisis, however, is not one such issue.

Continue reading Trump Cites Puerto Rico’s Debt, Threatens to Revoke FEMA

Kit changes to Symmetra are live on PTR

November 22, 2016 – Earlier today, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan announced major changes for Symmetra. These include modified mechanics for her turrets and Ultimate, as well an entirely new move to replace her shield-granting ability. The new Symmetra is available for testing at the Overwatch PTR.

Continue reading Kit changes to Symmetra are live on PTR