February 2008

Helping Cut Waste at Hotels

February 29, 2008

When I stayed at a hotel last week for the teaching conference, I really enjoyed my room. One of the first things I noticed was the card placed on the bed. It read that they change the bedding every second day in order to conserve energy. You could [Keep Reading]

Blame The Art

February 28, 2008

There was violence beforeThere was jewelry before ithip-hop did nothing but reportthe reality we saw everywhere so, Blame the Art You’re outside the cultureso point your fingerit’s the easiest thing to doBlame the Art It makes you feel goodit [Keep Reading]

Need Something to Blame, Why Not Hip-hop?

February 27, 2008

A speaker at last week’s teaching conference blamed the erosion of values on “Chuck E. Cheese” and “hip-hop culture.” Those were his exact words. Now I know that he was trying to make a point and while I agree with him that values do seem [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 5

February 26, 2008

Coast II Coast by Tha Alkaholiks I’ve known alcoholics and it is not a cool thing. That’s why when this rap group first came out I shunned them. I didn’t want to hear a group that just talked about getting drunk all the time. Their first album [Keep Reading]

The Third World is Right Here!

February 25, 2008

There are forgotten people and towns in Canada that are forced to live in Third World conditions. I never would of thought anything like this could happen in the rich and abundant country we live in, but it does. My eyes were opened to this fact [Keep Reading]

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 6 A Piece

February 22, 2008

Read The Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 Graffiti rose in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s in New York. It went from simply writing a name on the wall or subway car, to painting larger, more complicated designs. This new [Keep Reading]

A Brief History of Hip-Hop – Part 5 Graffiti Art

February 21, 2008

Read The Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 To most people, graffiti has a negative connotation. It is often associated with vandalism and crime to those outside of hip-hop culture. It is probably the most misunderstood of the [Keep Reading]

Be Happy With The Little Things

February 20, 2008

Sometimes it takes something small to make you appreciate all of the things you have. For instance, I was housesitting again last week. I like to help my friend out by doing this for him. It gives me a chance to get some privacy and to enjoy all the [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 4

February 19, 2008

Big Red Letter Day by Buffalo Tom The year is 1993 and I am glued to my television set every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Claire Danes fills up the screen as a 15 year-old teenager in the critically acclaimed My So-Called Life. I am captivated by her [Keep Reading]

Everything You Want out of Life

February 18, 2008

You can get everything you want out of life by helping others get what they want. At first glance, this saying doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Conventional wisdom tells us that if you want something that you have to work hard for it. While I [Keep Reading]
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