I don’t care what the Confederate Flag Means to you

Let’s start with some quick history: The most common known Confederate flag is actually a battle flag of the South used during the civil war. I’ve heard too many people say the civil war was not about racism. They say the war was rather about the South’s succession due to Northern Aggression. The North infringing on the freedom of the South. Okay. But what freedoms were the Union infringing on? I think you know. Almost all related to the freedom of owning human beings as slaves. I’d say slavery is a text book definition of racism. Here’s a more descriptive list of triggering events.

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The Perks of PACs (aka proanthocyanidins)

OceanSpray recently released a drink promising water with “truly functional benefits” using the PACs found in cranberries (PACs being the simplified name of the difficult to spell and pronounce proanthocyanidins). The drink called PACt boasts the perks of PACs without the sugar and with only 10 calories. The bottle of PACt simply states PACs are “powerful elements…to help cleanse and purify your body.” For me, this is not enough information so I decided to do my own research. What I found was quite extensive so here are my most important findings:

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My Weekend in a Castle: Chateau Cerisay

Last week, I had the honor to stay in a private Chateau from the 1200s for the weekend. The place had everything expected in a castle from gardens to a chapel to two chefs to a moat. My family slept in the Petit house which could have slept eight more of us. My sisters bedroom was like Sleeping Beauty’s with a small doorway and princess bed. The small doorway was why I put up no fight in wishing to sleep there. On our initial tour, I banged my head then hit it again while moving luggage around.Read More »