Homeless Pastor: Vanity is my Favorite Sin

Is a homeless pastor who lives in a van in southwest Florida an uncommon sight? Unfortunately the preponderance of suburban sprawl has become an iconic staple of middle class America, effectively breeding social and cultural factors that are a direct result of a peculiar mix of social isolation, limited education, conformity and segregation. Those who(…)

Vrijheid spreek je af (Freedom you speak of)

Vrijheid spreek je af (Freedom you speak of)

This article deals with an Utrecht University contest review. In March of 2013 I decided to enter a Dutch essay contest which was sponsored by the Department of Sociology of the University of Utrecht and the Algemeen Dagblad/Utrecht newspaper. Here is the original Facebook announcement posted by the Humanities Faculty: The winner would receive 500(…)

Fiverr Review – Electronic Caregiver Scam

Fiverr Review – Electronic Caregiver Scam

This is an honest Fiverr Review. An online acquaintance provided this unfortunate incident which concerns the over hyped popular social media platform, Facebook and that horrendous micro-job racketeering website known as Fiverr. Like many people today, she uses Fiverr along with various clones sites to generate additional side income. Nothing wrong with that when you(…)

Florida Idiot – The Religious Cracker (Literally)

Florida Idiot – The Religious Cracker (Literally)

Florida idiot? Yes, definitely, they exist and the news is the best source to exemplify the stereotype. The colloquial term for the indigenous white trash hillbilly in Florida is cracker. How ironic that this tidbit of news would actually involve a delusional nut-job, who happens to be a cracker raving about a divinely inspired Goldfish(…)

Craigslist, Florida and Goodwill

Craigslist, Florida and Goodwill

Craigslist Florida and Goodwill? Can any other combination of words seems so disassociated and meaningless. Perhaps, but when you consider that the online forum, Craigslist is a key factor in this story, then it makes perfect sense. Since I had relocated to Florida, the culture shock was very apparent and the available time of observation(…)

University of Florida – College Student with No Insurance

University of Florida – College Student with No Insurance

Florida College Student No Insurance? Actually sounds like a normal and contemporary position for most students. Way to go Florida for setting a possible precedent on furthering the indebtedness of college students. Then again this is a state were education as a priority is on the extreme low side of the national curve. It is(…)

Pinterest Sucks – Visual Pussification

Pinterest Sucks – Visual Pussification

Pinterest Sucks! What is the deal with the proliferation of all these mindless and utterly useless image-centric & time wasting social media networks lately? I am of course referring to Pinterest and also the massively popular Instagram. The latter being the choice among smart phone users for effectively increasing more senseless idiocy and wasted bandwidth.(…)

Florida Mudding – Craigslist Amor in da’ Mud

Florida Mudding – Craigslist Amor in da’ Mud

Florida Mudding? What is that…..well, Craigslist can offer a unique perspective into the social insights of an indigenous culture, or lack of in a particular locality. The “Rant & Raves” section is of particular note, considering it is essentially akin to an open free for all blog where anyone can post and respond on a(…)

Forget Florida, Retire Abroad?

Forget Florida, Retire Abroad?

Florida Retirement? Perhaps there are other options. This article was published by Yahoo on February 24, 2013 and illustrated several locations throughout the world that provided a more robust and cost effective solution for future and potential retirees. The primary motivating aspect or consideration was financial. Many of the alternatives provided similar weather conditions to(…)

Florida Fundamentalism – Stupid is in Florida IV

Florida Fundamentalism – Stupid is in Florida IV

Florida fundamentalism is alive and well. Live in Southwest Florida long enough and you will eventually be inundated with unsolicited mail from various local born again and evangelical groups. This is actually a staple occurrence in what has always been, the displaced bible belt that has become rural southwest Florida. Indeed much of it’s indigenous(…)