Blowing Hot Air & Sculpting Liquid Crystals

Back in June of this year I purchased my first ever deal on Groupon, and I must say I’m glad I did. Because, it was a rewarding and fun experience had by all. And by all, I mean my mother and I. We woke up bright and early on the morning of December 10th, in…

The Adverse Effects of Healthcare in the U.S.

So, turning 39 was sublime…until I fractured my tooth exactly two months to the day (that’s right on December 12) after going to the doctors’ office for my first illness of the year (back on October 12). This was all due to informing him that I was experiencing some of the worst pain I have…

Falling Stars Grant Wonderful Wishes ☄️

The results are in and I am honored to have been a participant along with being a recipient of this distinguished certification. Thanks again for hosting this amazing competition Warredoc & UNESCO, it has been a pleasure to collaborate with you. After just having competed with 31 other participants from around the world that consisted of professionals &…

The 22nd US UNESCO World Heritage Site at Poverty Point

My role as a Collaborative Researcher allows me to produce digital maps as well as story maps of UNESCO natural & cultural heritage sites with the use of GIS technology and geospatial data. That being said, I have chosen to map the “Monumental Earthworks at Poverty Point and the Bayous (Bayou Maçon & Harlin) that…

The Politics of Educating Oneself

Random thoughts about what leads a person to bettering themselves… Over the years, I have received warm compliments from many of you in regards to my ability of organizing & utilizing the 26 shapes that we refer to as the alphabet in constructive ways. Well, my passion for isolating the right ‘word’ along with placing…

Requesting Funding for Graduate School

Hello All, Please visit the following link and donate if you can, many thanks❣ Paypal.me/JenniferTrotter I am aspiring to complete my graduate education in Italy all the while teaching; something that will allow for me to fulfill two of my many passions. As many of you know, I am passionate about life long learning as well as…

A Day Absorbing the Arts

During the month of May I treated myself to a special outing of sorts, and it was during this time that I relished in the sights and sounds of the art world… Thankfully, I was able to rest my eyes upon the magnificent splendor as showcased so acutely by the Seattle Art Museum  and as gifted…

Land Covenants: Where can I live?

Image Credit ~ RICHARD HEYZA/ THE SEATTLE TIMES Supporters of the Seattle Open Housing Referendum march downtown on March 7, 1964. The ballot measure proposed making housing discrimination illegal. For many, it appears that the economic boom in Seattle is changing the cultural landscapes of the Emerald city yet again… As reported by the Seattle Times in…

Dessert Anyone?

Since many of you will be whipping up delicious & delectable treats in the next couple of days, I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes…I’m certain your taste buds will equally enjoy what I have in store for your sweet tooth. My operation table is ready…It.is.about.to.go.down❣ 🍓Strawberry Icebox Pie 2 – 16oz bags…

Peaking Through Pixels of My Weekend

Like a lucky few, I was fortunate enough to enjoy a four day weekend and over the course of those bygone days I tried my best to make the most of it… I began by treating myself to a matinee viewing of The Bigger Splash at the Capital Mall Theatre and I must say, I feel…

Snow fell & Doves cried the day a Prince died…

By now, many of you have become horrifically aware of the fact that a truly gifted musical genius known by the world as Prince Rogers Nelson – departed yesterday, April 21. It seems as if in times like these, others are able to express what you so wanly wish you could, in precisely the exact…