The new year started with the exciting news that actor-phenom Timothée Chalamet will play folk icon Bob Dylan in a biopic directed by James Mangold. The film supposedly will focus on Dylan’s transition from folk to rock music.
Is there something in your life you're passionate about? Something in your life you dedicated your all in? For me, it was dance. Dancing has always been a part of my life since I was a little girl. I danced while I was at my happiest, I danced while I was at my lowest, and I even danced in my sleep. That's how much dance meant to me. While dancing gave me joy, being a part of a team and dance community affected me in both positive and negative ways. It may be the people that can disturb our happiness, but there's also benefits to working with a group of people such as, life lessons and astonishing experiences.
Enculturation is the process by which people learn the dynamics of their surrounding culture and acquire values and norms appropriate or necessary in that culture and worldviews. I will be revealing my religious identity and how going through this enculturation affected my life. I hope to reach other Christians that may relate with my story, and/or show non-Christians how I live as a Christian. There are many different outlooks on what a Christian may be, but what matters most is what is true to you and following your own values in a healthy way. Therefore, I hope sharing how I became a true Christian impacts you in a positive and motivational way.
Here I am, finally sitting down and looking back at 2019. To be honest, as everyone was recapping on their 2019 on the last day, I didn’t want to look back on it. I knew that if I did, I would have to go through the pain, trauma, and the tears again. Instead of reflecting the ups and downs of 2019 (there were many downs), here is a letter of goodbye to 2019. A year that had hurt yet helped me grow.
International climate change negotiations may appear fruitless and frustrating, but there is hope for action in the state of Wisconsin following the recent COP25 and the first meeting of Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change. It is important to see state and local governments stand up for climate action despite the federal government’s clear disengagement during this critical time.
"Can you really blame the kids," asks Chris Bryant. "The planet has warmed by "only" about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times and yet the destructive effects of climate change have become frighteningly apparent. The heatwaves, floods, deadly wildfires and violent hurricanes we've experienced lately are mild compared to what our children will contend with. The world is on track to heat up by more than 3 degrees by 2100 and the warming won't miraculously stop then."
The Trump administration, as part of its anti-regulatory frenzy, has decided that the worst oil spill in the nation's history was not worth remembering, writes Fred Grimm. The Interior Department is discarding the offshore drilling rig safety regulations adopted after Deepwater Horizon to prevent another such blowout. Meanwhile, rather than wait for the cumbersome process it takes to undo federal regulations, Politico reported that Interior has jumped ahead and issued an extraordinary 1,679 exemptions to the safety rules. Most of the exemptions allowed offshore drilling companies to bypass regulations that tighten the maintenance and testing requirements for the so-called "blowout preventers" that automatically cap a wellhead in case of a rupture. Of course, the blowout preventer on Deepwater Horizon failed spectacularly.
Incoming Democratic leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, highlight an environmental report by the U.S. Geological Survey that concluded public lands are responsible for nearly a quarter of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Noting the Trump administration's enthusiastic endorsement of coal mining and oil and gas drilling on public lands, they vow to explore better options, especially in light of another report, mandated by Congress, that gave new urgency to expected impacts of climate change on people's health, their homes, and the overall U.S. economy. "Our parks, forests, oceans, and wild, open spaces shouldn't be used to make our climate crisis worse," say the lawmakers, endorsing the transition to sustainable use of the nation's considerable renewable resources.