A look at ‘Three Minutes in Poland’

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I can always count on NPR for riveting tales.

This one, about a gentleman’s lost family footage that reveals life in a small town in Poland just days before World War II.

The gentleman, Glenn Kurtz, published a book the extraordinary find. Visit the link below to read the entire story and see the film on the United States Holocaust Memorable Museum’s website.

Three Minutes in Poland

NoBloPoMo

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Hopefully most of us have heard of NanNoWriMo. I just found this article explaining NoBloPoMo National Blog Post Month where, you post every day for the month of November!

I seriously wish I could have seen this in October! Click to link above to learn more.

I suppose I could always challenge myself for the month of December too…

T. A Tea Bar

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Meet Dawn Flippin, owner and proprietor of T. A Tea Bar.

Tucked in a corner of a busy intersection and secluded by trees is a tea bar. But no ordinary tea bar is this. Dawn has taken a passion for ministry and the comfort of tea to create a place of true serenity.

Millennials: An Entitled, Promising Generation

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“Millennials are Screwed”

….the single most demeaning phrase I’ve heard as a millennial.

I read and hear countless stories bashing Generation Y for a lack of understanding, be it politics, economics, or financial awareness. Generations before us seem to hold a vendetta against millennials. We seem entitled to everything. We take a selfie everywhere we go. We are negligent. We are materialistic, disengaged. The only praise I’ve heard is that we are the best-educated generation to date. Well, that’s promising.

On politics: how does one find pleasure in listening to haughty politicians as they quarrel at one another? It seems trivial. Attending our ears to aged politicians who seem to care more about attacking one another than actually fixing the nations’s problems is certainly not something I find pleasure in doing. The vast majority of millennials are very aware of what’s happening in our country right now, but we don’t stay attentive. Why? Because most of what we absorb is disheartening, so of course we don’t want to face reality.

What’s even more disheartening is the immense amount of  student loan debt and the increase in unemployment. One article published by NPR’s New Boom series tells us that 55 percent of people between the ages of 16-29 are unemployed and burdened by massive student loan debt. Blogger Noreen Malone shared her thoughts in the article and says she hears story after story of young people taking out extra college loans. “… it’s actually a big deal if you can’t find a job because your loans will go into deferment. You’ll get a terrible credit score that will haunt you for the rest of your life,” Malone said.

So we are sometimes blamed us for a financial, economic downfall, because we go into a deferment? If you’re parents failed to create a college fund, like mine, then you get mounds of loans. Thank you dear parents from Generation X. If this is such a problem, then do teach us poor college kids a thing or two about finances. Help us, we are poor.

Do remain optimistic my dear millennials, pride yourself for this one. The advancement of technology and the dawning of social media was created by the — one and only — millennial generation. Founders of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are all members of this innovative age. Millennials have created and revolutionized the way the human race interacts with one another. Everything is connected. So you’re welcome, planet earth.

Don’t get me wrong, I respect my parents’ generation and those before them. Baby Boomers, Generation X and beyond gave us prior knowledge and lessons learned. Most importantly, they gave us life! It is, however, time to start accepting and understanding millennials. Quite simply because we are reshaping the future. We are the future.
And that, is promising.