Here's a quick review of a complete acoustic guitar starter kit, meant for beginners. I bought it for a great deal off of Amazon, and I'm happy enough with the product to be writing an article on it. Hope you find this handy!
The first presidential debate of the 2012 Romney v. Obama throwdown is finished and on the record! Didn't get a chance to watch it, or really just don't want to? This concise but detailed summary goes through the debate point by point, but condenses it a great deal by cutting out unnecessary...
Even complete beginners can start a vegetable garden anywhere. This beginner's guide will teach you the basics and provide a few tips on watering, garden pests, and making the most of small spaces.
If you write online for money, you've probably heard "Content is King!" more than once. But it isn't always easy to write high-quality articles, especially if you don't have much time. My process works for me because I can split the steps up into smaller chunks, which occur much more frequently...
This fun article is on how to treat blisters. I'll cover what they are, what they look like, treatment options, and whether you should pop them.
Why the Affordable Care Act is constitutional: Part Two - Unbiased summary of Obamacare and the Medicare Expansion
This is part two of my overview on the Obamacare / Affordable Care Act ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, now focusing on the second challenged provision, the Medicare expansion. The provision that was actually ruled unconstitutional and severed from the act was the Medicare expansion, not the more...
Why the Affordable Care Act is constitutional: An unbiased summary of Obamacare and Supreme Court reasoning
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was upheld by the United States Supreme Court on June 28. Here is a summary of the opinions and defenses in the ruling on this healthcare act, as well as a summary on what the Affordable Care Act really is. The SCOTUS has made a ruling that not only affects...
This is part four of a series of articles giving an overview on the Tibet-China conflict. This section will focus on current protests, including self-immolation, as well as China's argument for saving Tibet from a "feudal serfdom". The Tibet-China conflict is controversial and the question "Is...
This is part three in a series of articles on the Tibet-China conflict, specifically focusing on current policies and the Dalai Lama. Current discussions have more or less come to a standstill due to strained Tibet-China relations, but the policies and divergences are still very much in play....
This is part two in a series of hubs about the Tibet-China conflict. In this hub, we focus on the reasons and motivations behind the conflict, not just of China, but also of other countries that have historically wanted Tibet. Because Tibet is composed largely of barren plateaus, it may seem odd...
This is part one of a series in which I plan to briefly cover the Tibet-China conflict, a conflict that roughly began in the 1950s and continues today. The question of "Is Tibet part of China?" now has global consequences. In this hub, the focus is on the history of Tibet and its conflict with...
It isn't always easy to eat out vegan, especially with friends or family. Here are a few dining tips and suggestions for restaurants (both when many vegan/vegetarian options exist and very few do).
San Francisco's Chinatown is worth the crowds. This neighborhood is one of the largest and most famous Chinatowns outside Asia, and is rich in both culture and tasty snacks. Don't miss SF Chinatown!
It honestly mystifies me why people buy artificial air "fresheners". I understand that sometimes you want your home to smell nice, or at least better, but does dowsing the place with a fake-smelling chemicals brew really help the scent? In this hub, I summarize my distaste for air fresheners and...
In this hub, I'm going to share reasons why some might be vegans or vegetarians as well as explain as best I can why I became a vegan. It seemed like some out there were curious about vegans, so I wanted to show a more personal side of the vegan and vegetarian story. Enjoy!
This installment of San Francisco by Neighborhood features the SF Mission District! Think Latino culture, hipsters, artists, and food. Learn what to see, what to eat, and what to do in the SF Mission.
This is an article discussing the U.S. military draft: how it works, why it's wrong, and why it should be stopped. Enjoy "Why the draft is unjustifiable and should end".
California's roads are among the most beautiful places on Earth. This hub has information on Interstate 280, State Route 17, and Highway 1, as well as some great photos - though unfortunately not taken by me.
Fisherman’s Wharf is a district of San Francisco, often said to the city’s most popular tourist attraction. Known for its seafood and its landmark attractions (such as Alcatraz and the sea lions at Pier 39), in many ways Fisherman’s Wharf is the district that most often represents San...
There seem to be people who enjoy spending time discussing society, especially what's wrong with it and how to improve it. Yet conversations often go in circles, and misunderstandings and conflict is common.Why are these conversations not more productive? I think part of the reason is that often...
Capitalism and socialism. These two systems are two very different ways for society to go into the future, and both have strong supporters and opponents. I'm solidly a capitalist, and in this hub I will explain to the best of my ability why. Why is capitalism good? Why doesn't socialism work?...
Is sexism wrong? Is racism? Why are sexism, racism, homophobia, and stereotyping considered wrong? Are they always bad? Take a look.
Bullfighting is a tradition is Spain, as well as other countries like Mexico. However, it's stirred up a fair amount of controversy over its morality. This article summarizes the basic points of the debate; feel free to comment and add!
Bullfighting has strong proponents and opponents, but not too many seem to give their reasons concisely. Here are my specific arguments and reasons against bullfighting.
Touring San Francisco by neighborhood? Don't miss the Castro. The SF Castro District (a.k.a. Eureka Valley) is one of largest and most famous LGBT communities in the world. Castro: food, history, fun.