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Josh Fielder is from Central Virginia and when he's not driving his RV cross-country, writing short stories under the pen-name Hack Kerouac, or saving turtles, he writes articles designed to help sufferers of Cranial Rectal Inversion.

The Guy With A Gold Plated Toilet and $100M Apartment Ain’t Who You Think He Is

Okay, folks! I’ve just about had it with the hypocrisy and we’re only 11 days into the new year. I’ve had multiple supporters of His Orangeness defend his abysmal performance…

Election 2016: I’m Taking the High Road

I woke up with a headache at 4am CST. My phone was inundated with notifications, private messages, texts, and one missed call. Friends from everywhere were stunned at the unfolding…

Donald Trump Issues Defiant Apology For Vulgar Remarks and Immediately Attacks Bill Clinton

Just months after marrying Melania, Donald Trump admits to attempting to seduce and sleep with a married woman and says he failed. (But I thought he was a winner?!) Then he goes…

Meet Adam: He Is A Refugee, Citizen, Muslim, and Patriot-He’s Not A Piece of Candy

Everyone, meet Adam. Adam was a refugee from Iraq. He participated in the uprising against Saddam in the late 80’s as a young man. He believed Bush (the 1st) when…

My First Impressions and Experiences With the Veteran Administration’s Health Care System

I was mad. I was irate. I was appalled. I couldn’t believe that a team leader of a department at the VA would actually accuse me of lying, interrupt me,…

Why I Didn’t Watch The Mandarin Candidate’s Speech On Thursday

I’ve been staying away from politics lately. Well, I’ve tried to, anyway. But with the information overload of the RNC, it’s been like trying to avoid the rain with a…

Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation X and Generation Y…Oh My….

Think back to when you were a teenager, or even in your twenties. Do you remember your elders complimenting your generation for all its accomplishments? Do you have fond memories…

In Memoriam: The Silent Warriors

What images are conjured up when you hear “The Cold War”? Does it make you think of espionage? The Iron Curtain? The Politburo? Cuban Missile Crisis? Kruschev? Checkpoint Charlie? The…

All Terrorism Matters

Does anyone even know what the Syrian, Lebanese, Turkish, Pakistani, Nigerian, or Iraqi flags look like? I’m sure they don’t resemble the French flag that still adorns more than a…

Terrorism: If You’re Afraid, They’ve Already Won

Brussels has sadly joined the list of cities affected by terrorism. Again, a group of religiously motivated cowards attacked “soft targets” in an attempt to instill fear and create chaos.…

Bashers and Haters and Trumps, Oh My!

The Ides of March have come and gone and in their wake, they’ve left a trail of divisiveness and discord the likes of which I’ve never seen. Bernie-bashers turn on…

‘Retrofilia’ Is the Desire for Yesteryear-Do You Have It?

Retrofilia (n.)- the unhealthy desire to return to a time that did not exist. To be blindly fascinated with an idea of the past. See also: nostalgia. That nostalgia is a…

Women and the Right to Vote-A History

I wrote an article on Super Tuesday calling for a sense of urgency to participate in our democratic process and vote. In it, I illustrated my idea of how important…

Vote: It’s Your Civic Duty

Yesterday was Tuesday. In Virginia, we went to the polls to vote in our Primary. The elementary school down the road was my setting for democracy in action this primary.…

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