Ferguson, MO: Violence and Destruction Are Not the Answer


Ferguson, MO has erupted into a firestorm of protests, following the announcement that white police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.News outlets and social media are replete with dramatic coverage of burning buildings and police cars and angry crowds.  Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, rallied crowds outside the courtroom with a hate-filled, expletive-laden speech, as tempers flared and talk erupted of "getting ju … [Read more...]

Buon Appetito! Swiss Guard Authors Cookbook of Papal Favorites

Swiss Guard authors cookbook

Pope Francis' favorite dishes from his native Argentina are among the recipes included in Buon Appetito, a just-published cookbook by 24-year-old David Geisser.  Also included are some favorites of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II.Geisser should know:  As a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, he has had the opportunity to ask top Vatican officials about the pontiffs' favorite foods.Some of Pope Francis' favorites featured in the new cookbook are empanadas; roast sirloin, known in … [Read more...]

“Average Is Beautiful”: The Anti-Barbie Doll Goes on Sale This Week in the U.S.

Lammily doll

Just in time for Christmas:  The "Lammily" doll, a doll that is short, brunette, has an average body shape and can, if you prefer, come complete with acne or cellulite.Parents and other concerned adults have long criticized the long, lanky Barbie for her unrealistic proportions.  Now a 26-year-old graphic designer, Nickolay Lamm, has developed a doll that won't set young girls on the path to anorexia by teaching them that "ultra-thin" is the only acceptable body type.Lamm created his pr … [Read more...]