Charlottesville: Spotlight on the Division of America

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia have been played out for the world to see. It showed the worst of American life and the best of it. The right to free speech is vociferously protected here, and protests have been made to oppose removal of Confederate statues - an acceptable voicing of views until white supremacy roared … Continue reading Charlottesville: Spotlight on the Division of America

No DAPL Spotlight: Mni Wiconi Continues

The digital age makes it far easier to get involved with a diverse range of community-based movements, and local or national causes/calls to action. Access to key information about things that matter on a personal, political or social level have become more readily available ... so today's Spotlight is on the continued No DAPL movement. … Continue reading No DAPL Spotlight: Mni Wiconi Continues

Paneer Cheese (Vegan & Dairy Recipe)

There appears to be a food revolution going on in the U.S. (well, at least in my small corner of it) as there has been a noticeable uptake in stores selling (and more people buying) ingredients and food that is natural, organic, non-GMO, etc. Soy, and almond milk, as an example, is more readily available. … Continue reading Paneer Cheese (Vegan & Dairy Recipe)

Understanding U.S. Health Insurance

One of the key differences I've had to get to grips with since moving from Britain to the United States was how health care and health insurance works. To try and help anyone else figure it all out, or if you're just curious, I've broken down key information into bite-sized chunks to make it clearer. … Continue reading Understanding U.S. Health Insurance

The Conscious Consumer’s Gift Guide

When looking for gifts for a special occasion, or a special person in your life, we are all guilty of being drawn to things that we secretly would like for ourselves! Putting personal treats aside (for now), buying from a company that has an ethos of being environmentally and socially aware, is a major bonus. … Continue reading The Conscious Consumer’s Gift Guide

U.S. Food Review: Fruity Pebbles

A big part of getting used to the culture, and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for Fruity Pebbles, which is a famous brand of breakfast cereal. It is well-known as an iconic American food because of the bright colours! … Continue reading U.S. Food Review: Fruity Pebbles

American Perspectives: Texas Born, Cali Living, Navajo Proud

There are many faces to America. There is much history, diversity, resolutuon, and change. To get a sense of what lies at the core of this continent, while also trying to aquire an understanding about its drive and future, there is no better place to start than with its people. American Perspectives aims to oblige. … Continue reading American Perspectives: Texas Born, Cali Living, Navajo Proud