Day 14 – Five Books that Will Make you an Informed Citizen

There are books that change our lives and our world views, and then there are books that are equally great, but in a different way. There are books that are almost like text books, but text books you actually want to read. Their information is not only valuable to a functioning society, but to the continuation and furthering of knowledge for every person. Our mainstream media is failing us today as the Fourth Estate, intended to inform the public and help make for an educated electorate.  A healthy democracy is not possible otherwise.

These five books make up where the media fails in this area: Continue reading “Day 14 – Five Books that Will Make you an Informed Citizen”

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See the past like you wouldn’t believe…

The title of this post is the tag line of a website that I’ve fallen in love with – Retronaut.com.

It’s very well possible that I am completely behind the times on this, but I can’t stop exploring this site! Pick an era of time since the invention of photography, and Retronaunt has curated collections of provoking images that peal back the standard imagery for a given time period, and reveal a side not often seen.

Cellophane baby

cocainedropsFor example, Cocaine Tooth Drops reminds us of the good ol’ days, when cocaine was a medicinal form used for pain relief.

Or, the days when Cellophane was so exciting and new, that we wanted to wrap our babies in it.

OR, my personal favorite gem, Stuffed Girls Heads : one of the most Stuffed-Girls-Headscompelling artifacts I’ve seen which shows how we once lived in an era of blatant, unapologetic misogyny.

Once you start digging through this site, you’re not going to want to stop.  Consider yourself forewarned!