Hey, I've also worked at a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, and yes, the casino was way more depressing. Seeing folks gambling money they didn't have. Seeing the mayor come in and chum it up with the casino owner while the city was falling apart. Having a regular that was obviously beating his wife come in, and… » 7/18/14 6:45pm 7/18/14 6:45pm

I'm too old to be okay with adults dating teens

I'm questioning the math skills of the author of the YA book I'm reading because she's trying to pass off a pairing between a 16 year old and 21 year old as non-creepy. I'm also not loving all the mangas I'm reading that have no issues hooking up young teens with people in their early twenties. But, as a teen, I… » 7/14/14 2:58am 7/14/14 2:58am

The one thing I have learned from doing high desert SAR for 10+ years is that people ALWAYS underestimate the effects of heat, dryness and altitude (I realize the last isn't a factor in Death Valley but the first two definitely stand). Not to pick on people from Europe, but seriously, they're the worst for it. I think… » 7/14/14 1:58am 7/14/14 1:58am