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'Tis the Season for Self-Lessness.

By wolviela, published on Dec 7, 2013

In the last week, we have seen such an outpour of grief for the actor, Paul Walker. Almost as equal to the death of Michael Jackson it seems. However, unlike the death of MJ, Paul Walker’s death resonates with so many (myself included) because he was reachable. By that, he connected with people on a normal level. He was one of us. Some may argue he wasn’t the best actor out there, but he was one of the most humble and more importantly human and put others before himself, in a quiet way. There never was a fan fare of “look at me, look what I’ve been doing.” I can guarantee that before the death... (more)


Tolerance and Education: Why we need it?

By wolviela, published on Aug 6, 2012

What is happening to this country that people from all over the world come to see a better life? Why has this country become so violent ridden, the violence that causes many innocent lives to be lost?

In the wake of the Sikh Temple shootings, the Aurora shootings, and sadly any more to come is that this country has become so lax. It's astounding that a country which prides itself on being a melting pot, there are very few that take the time to get to know those other cultures that make up that pot. We have become a country of have and have nots, get it while you can, jealousy of those... (more)


"I have a Dream" - Observations From the Canine Race.

By wolviela, published on Jan 18, 2012

Wolviela has crawled out of her den from the hibernation called Grad school. Library school if you must know :) It also helps that I got a source of inspiration to write something.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King’s Day, and unlike most of the general population I had to work, but it was sometime in the evening driving home that I had the most interesting thought and it solidifies that animals are smarter and more intelligent that human beings.

For about the last year I’ve been the parent of a sweet, but stubborn Shiba Inu. Every weekend before he was fully inoculated we faithfully... (more)


LAUSD Targets School Librarians.

By wolviela, published on May 18, 2011

So a lawyer goes to his firm’s librarian and ask for some research…..

As a Graduate student finishing up her degree in Library Science, yes you do need a Master’s Degree, I am appalled at the recent shenanigans that LAUSD is pulling on the school libraries and librarians.

In Hector Tobar editoral in the L.A. Times,,0,3002882.column?page=2, he describes the interrogation of school librarians who have to justify keeping their jobs.

Perhaps I’m wrong here, but can someone tell me if the politicians, lobbyists and... (more)


Getting the 411 on Finding Reliable Health Information

By wolviela, published on Mar 22, 2010

In the wake of the passing of the Health Care Reform bill, an interesting question can be raised: do you know how to find health information that is reliable?

Probably not, because if you, as a non-healthcare professional, have ever tried to go into a library for personal research, you most likely have been denied.

About 20 some odd years ago, I remember being able to go to a library at a Kaiser Permanent facility with my parents. I got to watch videos about the human body and read books. Nowadays, that access is rarely available to the general public.

Now, there is a public... (more)


Review: My Name is Khan

By wolviela, published on Mar 4, 2010

Kudos again to Fox Searchlight Pictures for tackling a subject the American movie makers have stayed away from. That subject would be racial profiling and the plight of Muslims in America.

Khan challenges himself in this role by playing Rizvan Khan, a Muslim Indian man living in the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. To make matters worse, he suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a disease related to autism.

After a tragic death stemming from discrimination tears the family apart, Kahn's wife, played by Kajol, blames his namesake for this tragedy. His wife in the film is Hindu,... (more)


The Roy E. and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center

By wolviela, published on Feb 5, 2010

Perhaps you've seen it, driving on the California interstate 134, or buses. The advertisement reads "Triumph over Cancer."

That is the theme of the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, as it sets to open it's doors of it newest building, The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center on February 8, 2010.

The Center is dedicated to healing the body, the mind and the spirit. This has been years in the making. This was a dream of several doctors to have a one stop treatment center for cancer patients and their families. The $36 million, four-story outpatient Center will be home... (more)

Tags: cancer, alternative medicine

Fathers Rights? Do they exist?

By wolviela, published on Oct 21, 2009

This article is for all my male readers who have children and are responsible fathers. Married or not, but primarily not. I want to give you a hand because you are the population that the courts don't see in custody cases. This a little glimpse into my personal life, but I think the world needs to know that there are great fathers out there.

My boyfriend unfortunately a product of an "accidently on purpose" baby. Unfortunately the baby mama's plan didn't work out so well and needless to say they haven't been together.  He felt it was his responsiblity (but I say he was brain washed)... (more)

Tags: parenting, courts, fathers, father's rights, child custody

Vietnamese For Vegeterians

By wolviela, published on Oct 6, 2009

I know I've been MIA, but between working 40-50 hours aweek and doing on-line classes full time, haven't had much lesiure time to myself. This includes hardly going out, part in due to saving costs and being too exhausted after a 16+ hour day.

Being sick a few days ago, I'm a firm believer in soups as cures or assisting tremendously in curing a cold. One of those soups are a Vietnamese concoction of Pho. Broth with rice noodles, and various meat products and vegetables. Of course I like this on those cold winter days as well.  

However for the last two years, I've had to exclude... (more)

Tags: restaurant

My Name Is Khan

By wolviela, published on Aug 18, 2009

A few days ago India celebrated its Independence from Britain's regime in 1947.

On a transfer flight to Chicago to take part in anIndia Independence Parade, Bollywood's biggest star, Shah Rukh Khan is detained.

India is one of the few countries I think maybe equivalent in it’s tolerance towards different aspects of culture and religion like the United States, UK, Australia, etc. A country where people of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhism, and Christianity get a long for the most part. But just like in the U.S. there are ignorances that try as we might, may never be dis-engrained... (more)

Tags: new york, australia, religion, christianity, movie

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