Features, Articles & Essays Alighting the World in Major Ways

Wrath of the Gods

Man courts physical disaster, the natural world complies.

Hot Spot Police

The best way to predict a crime is to create it.

The Marriage Act

Have your cake and eat it too but mindful of saying “I do.”

The Equality Act

America's patrons and public accommodations proffer a final Right of Reply.

Gun Fight

School shootings aren't the problem. They’re a consequence and foregone conclusion of a problem.

Midlife Crisis

Science may explain the midlife pandemonium for those rearing Middle Age.

#Home to Vote

As the U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion, MICHELLE SHAIL travels to Dublin and learns how a great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

Mother Nature & Covid-19

Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill. Psychotherapist MELISSA ST. JEAN remembers why a self introspection was nature's call to us all.

Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL recalls how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.

Ship of State

The Founding Fathers foresaw Donald Trump's America. Though we never knew their remarkable workaround—until now.

Date Bait

Hollywood's search for the truth and nature of love.

Nature & Nurture

While parenting styles change mother nature remains the same.


The shift to remote work and learning was the most conspicuous trend of 2021 and those who shone had a shrewd new playbook.

Center Street Bakery

Will a historic $1 trillion infrastructure bill pummel small business and public works on Center Street?

Spice of Life

The Covid pandemic contracted the economy, but the world's small business owners brought the world back to life.

Christianity & COVID-19

Christians adapt to the pandemic to commemorate and celebrate the Resurrection.

Memorial Day Myths

Many lay claims to creating Memorial Day, but the truth is less blue than grey.

The Etiquette of Silence

When a French King pushed etiquette rules at the Palace of Versailles he encrypted style over substance into a republic.

Human Capitol

Fake news, reality TV, and Washington DC goes to trial as the nation yaws toward the postmodern era.

Pandemic Fatigue

Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, the gay community took on their own pandemic and proceeded with some simple straightforward salvo.

Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome is not a condition. It’s a phenomenon.

American Dreamers

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tried to expel one million international college students this June, the U.S. Supreme Court intervened on behalf of the American Dream.

The Alchemy of Covid-19

The United States is the global epicenter of Covid-19. DR. DAVID ST. JEAN examines the case for Functional Medicine, and the seemingly magical collaboration between man and the natural world.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Always Evolving

The retailer stalked men, women, teens and kids over the past century. Former A&F model BROOKE GOODMAN explains why their online customer will be the most elusive catch of all.

Ground Zero & Covid-19

Nursing Homes were the first stop for the Coronavirus, and have become veritable hot spots in America. Charlatan observes how Generation Z and the elderly were destined to meet on the front lines of Covid-19.

Black Swan Effect

The Black Swan effect describes an event that comes as a surprise & has a major effect. Contributor BROOKE GOODMAN observes how the Millennials are confronting Covid-19.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Children were the defacto labor force in early U.S. Textile Mills. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL remembers the golden era of cotton and examines why imperialist lands are built with tiny hands.


Christianity and Islam first co-mingled in Constantinople. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL explores Turkey's romanticism, myths and repercussions on Western culture.

Wachovia Meltdown

How did Wells Fargo takeover Wachovia? Contributor BRENDA WENSIL had a front row seat during the 2008 Financial Crisis and says it happened somewhere along the Road to Abilene.

EV Revolution

Less than 2% of new cars sold in the U.S. are electric or hybrids. More than 50% will be in 2030.

A Place To Call Home

In the wake of California’s Proposition 8, Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL encounters the ostensibly different outcasts and dissidents of society and discovers the importance of a path to renewal for she and her children.

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