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Greenlight is a writer and educator who believes in the best of humanity, but dedicates much time to studying people at their worst.

DirectTV: A Tale of Error 775

I missed a hot date tonight. My partner and I have managed to keep nightly dates despite 913 miles between us, but even our love was no match for Error…

CitiMortgage and the Butterfly Effect

They say that the ripple effect of one small, graceful flap of a butterfly’s wings has a subtle impact that magnifies, holding broad implications for those half a world away.…

A Tale of Two Nations: Part II

For those who read about my experience at an Obama tarmac stop in Cleveland, the Romney/Ryan rally the next day was remarkably similar.…

A Tale of Two Nations: Part I

I spent last night at a Romney rally in North Canton, and the night before at an Obama tarmac stop in Cleveland.…

Valentines Day: Tell Those You Love You Love Them…

Love is highly personal. People have anniversaries and special days together, but couples interact in ways that are more frequent, more meaningful, and less predictable than a pre-set day on…

Media Tunes out Paul and Santorum in Florida Debate Coverage

To set some context, if you wanted to recreate yesterday’s Republican primary debate, you would need to breed avid sports fans with the audience from the Jerry Springer Show, raise…

Educating Newt!

I've been listening to the controversy over Mr. Gingrich's handling of race and I wish he would start talking about what we can do to provide equal opportunity--not handouts, just…

Top Three Delusions of the Week

We all indulge in self-lies. Of course, some self-lies trump others, and an unusual number of serious delusions have made their way the headlines this week. Read here for…

Take the Facebook Pledge

[by greenlight] I've had incidents in my life serious enough to result in an "unfriend-then-block" on Facebook, but never anything serious enough to result in an "unfriend-then-arson." Read the…

Where Were You on September 11th?

Ten years later, 9/11 should be a time to step above matters of divisiveness and think carefully about where we are, where we have been, and where we are headed.…

A Tale of a Crazy Ex

If there are any shows in the fall TV lineup that contain even half the drama that can be brought by just one crazy ex, it should be a helluva…

Top Eight Things about Living in the South

After years of straddling the Illinois/Wisconsin border, a few months back I took a giant leap and moved to Georgia to be with the love of my life. The…

Terminally Ill Woman Forced to Remove “Depends” in TSA Search

The TSA finds a new low--yes, even for them. Read the full story here.…

Worst Sheepdog in Britain

The next time you're having a bad day at work, just picture having to be a sheepdog who is, well, terrified of sheep. Watch the video here.…

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