Reaction: Fear the Walking Dead Episode 5

The second to last episode of season one of Fear the Walking Dead aired last night and things got intense. We finally learned what the term “Cobalt” represents and we also saw the beginning of the end to the last pieces of society.  Continue reading

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Pentatonix: Where are you now? Music Video

OK, it’s been established that I love Pentatonix and can’t wait for their next album to come out in October. They have released two music videos, Cheerleader and Can’t Sleep Love, with both being amazing. Well, they are at it again with the cover of “Where are you now?” by Jack U featuring Justin Bieber. I was a little hesitant at first about this song because the original has a very techno beat and I’m just not a fan of Bieber. The song in general is OK, but not something I’m tuning in to listen to. But in typical PTX fashion, they turned this song into pure magic! The harmonies, the beats with the base line, and just their pure voices make it so amazing! This is just another masterpiece as they continue to blow us all away every time with their talent.

Flooding in Japan

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From Hugginton Post – Parts of northern Japan are facing extreme flooding issues just 40 miles north of Tokyo in the city of  Joso and the surrounding area. Parts of the region have seen over 24 inches of rain in the past few days and more is expected to fall in the coming days.

Tropical storm Etau has hit the region, bringing the huge rain totals and causing flash floods, leaving thousands stranded and even more being evacuated. These high rain totals are expected to each the Fukushima area, the site of that terrible nuclear disaster that is still being worked on to this very day.

Prayers go out to all of these people caught in this extreme weather is only an hour or so outside of Tokyo! The Tampa area recently had some bad localized flooding over the past month, but nothing like this!

14 years since September 11th

It is really hard to believe its been 14 years since the attacks on 9/11. 14 years ago I was a kid in high school and had no clue what was going on in the world. I’ve said it before, but I can recall the day we all heard the news in class. I was sitting in art class, trying not to fall asleep, and our teacher came rushing out of her office, trying to find the news on the old TV. It didn’t work, but she said that the Trade Center had been hit by a plane. We all were shocked, but didn’t know anything else. Rumors swirled at lunch as everyone thought they had the news, but no one seemed to have the full story. The rest of the school day kind of flew by in a blur as I raced home to see the news and came face to face with the harsh reality of what had happened that faithful day.

As a country, we will always remember that day. It has shaped our lives in many ways and things will never be the same. There are kids today that will have no memory of what happened 14 years ago, but they must understand the events. It is part of American history. We must never forget.

I always watch this video by John Stewart as he monologues after returning to work a week or so after the attacks. He embodies the raw emotion that we all felt and still feel. His last few lines about his view outside his apartment will always give me chills.