As a permanent resident, my status here in the United States will come up for renewal in 2023. It will more than likely be a straightforward process that allows me to continue to build my life in America. My experiences will be easier than one group of people I've become increasingly supportive of: The Dreamers. … Continue reading DACA and the Clean Dream Act
I get the sense that the United States is in a difficult phase of its growth. There is definitely great diversity within this country, and although there has been ongoing/recent eruptions of uncertainty, hatred, anger (or much worse), the forward-thinking, innovations, strength and accomplishments that come from it, is where this country has its power. … Continue reading Diverse Political Revolution in the U.S.?
I'm still learning about what life in the United States involves (it's passions, beliefs, struggles, issues etc). The recent, and ongoing peaceful protests carried out by various NFL players has been eye-opening. Sports often brings people together, so the mixed reactions to the ‘Take a Knee' protests gave me a glance into the American psyche. … Continue reading Making A Stand and Taking a Knee
If you're a good Brit, you love a good pie. In fact, if you're into good food of any kind, chances are you're into a good pie too. I was thrilled to be given an opportunity to try Pouch Pies, a family run company, based in Athens, Georgia that makes a range of delicious food. … Continue reading Pouch Pies: The Best Money Can Pie
Homemade vegan cakes can sometimes end up very dense and with minimal rise. After testing my recipe a few times, I've finally baked a Non-Dairy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake that is full of flavour. It's delicious, soft, light and fluffy, and has a good rise. This super easy recipe also has some helpful tips included. … Continue reading Non-Dairy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake
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
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