Author Archive: Eric San Juan

4 Great shows you must see this season

Entertainment has evolved a lot these days. There’s always something new to look forward to on screen. There seems to be no room for boredom, what with the amount of things you can do online and offline. But with the so many options you have, you might start thinking, where should I begin? What should I watch? What should I do? You’re in luck because this article will give you 4 things to get glued to this season. Ready? Believing is Seeing All right, not exactly a show to look forward to on screen, but definitely something worth noting before we dive into the reel. In this faith centered book, Dr Croley shows how Believing is Seeing by exploring the Christian life through a different…
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Focus On: Native American Ancestry Claims

Contributed Post Research has found that up to 8.5 million Americans of mixed-race ethnicity claim to have “Native American” blood. This may seem like a harmless statistic, and in a country the size of the US, 8.5m may not seem like many– yet this number actually reveals a cause for concern. Native American activists have long felt the burden of people claiming Native American ancestry. The recent popularity of DNA testing has lead many people who long considered themselves to be white discovering they have a Native American ancestor somewhere in their bloodline, undoubtedly contributing to the 8.5 million figure. Yet for those in the Native American community, this number is particularly troubling. DNA blood tests are too vague A DNA blood test may be…
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Charitable Commerce: Connect Your Business to Your Local Community

Contributed Post If you run a business, no matter how big or small, you might start thinking about what it contributes to the local community. Some businesses automatically help to provide for the local economy and offer services or products that otherwise wouldn’t be available. Others help other local businesses so they can do the same. But if you feel like your business isn’t as connected to your local community as it could be, you might want to consider how you could change that. You can approach this issue in a few different ways so that you get closer to your community and help those who need it. Get to Know Your Community and Its Needs Do you feel like you have a firm understanding…
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Getting Your Garden Summer Ready

Contributed Post Image source – http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Floral-Garden-Summer-Flower-Green-Leaves-Nature-1985299.jpg Summer may not feel like it is on its way, but it will be here before you know it, which is why it is important to be prepared. After all, there is nothing better than chilling with a cocktail in the garden while the sun shines down, or enjoying a delicious barbecue with friends and family. With this in mind, you need to put the wheels in motion soon to get your garden summer ready. Invest in a quality barbecue – There is only one place to begin, and this is by ensuring you are able to host the most delicious barbecues throughout the summer months. Not only does a barbecue provide great tasting food, but also it becomes…
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How Ursula K. Le Guin helped inspire me to see people in a different way

As I write this, the news is breaking that Ursula Le Guin, one of the 20th Century’s great novelists, has passed away at 88. She was a giant, known for her work in science fiction yet crafting works that transcended the genre. Whenever I’ve thought of the authors who have inspired me, awed me, impressed me, humbled me, shaped my tastes, molded my views, and made me see the power of the genre, she was always on the short list. It wasn’t the awards that made Le Guin great, though she got gobs of them. It wasn’t even that her stories were entertaining, though they were. It’s that she reinterpreted the world, showing us both how it truly is (even when we didn’t acknowledge it)…
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