Welcome to the NewsoftheTimes Blog! This is meant to be a place for people to discuss the pressing issues of our times in a safe space. This is not meant to be a political site; instead, this is a place to reflect and share without judgement or agenda. Each week, I will post an article from the week with several questions to help generate discussion and dialogue.

This blog will only be as interesting as the people who comment, so please take a moment to comment when you have the time and feel inspired. And thanks so much for reading!

This blog is written by Jennifer Corrigan Politi. All opinions expressed here are her own.

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  1. Thanks for following my blog! I’ll be checking in to read your work as well.

    Best Wishes,


  2. maura_katherine

    Thank you for liking my article “Single mom, second chance”. I am enjoying reading your articles, as well!

  3. Thanks for the like and the follow. I like the idea of your blog and will be following to see what people have to say.

  4. Amel

    Hey thanks for following. I’ll be checking your posts and what you have to say!

    • Oh my goodness!!!! I’ve never won an award. I am so honored!!! Thank you SO much! I will definitely pass along the love. THANK you!!!

      • you are welcome πŸ™‚ I have only been blogging for a little over two months and when i got my first I was thrilled to bits too … and I still love them makes my day πŸ™‚

  5. Jennifer thank you for the “like“ on my blog and for following. Your blog is has a lot of really great Β«`food for thought:`articles. I signed up. Looking forward to receiving your great posts.

  6. Hi Jennifer! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award πŸ™‚ Congratulations! Here’s more information about it πŸ™‚ http://booksinthemoonlight.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  7. Hey :), thanks for coming over to my blog and following. I love the concept of your blog, a place where we can come and discuss without prejudice. I will definitely be participating! πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks for the follow! πŸ˜€ Congrats on the award!

  9. THANKS for subscribing to my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a couple of “likes”! I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday!
    –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

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  12. Gina's Professions for PEACE

    Hello dear Jennifer, I really enjoy your blog and am happily giving you the Inspiring Award and the Thanks for Writing Award. As always, it’s all in fun and only if you would enjoy participating πŸ™‚ More info on my post.
    Hugs, Gina

  13. I really enjoyed your post on Amelia Earhart, thank you so much for creating a blog to keep the mind open. I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting and subscribing to my blog. I hope you enjoy Hoofbeats & Footprints. Bella Remy

  14. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to following your posts. I enjoy keeping abreast of different issues with lively input and commentary.
    Happy Pages,

  15. Thanks for coming over to mine today, and for the follow. I hope you’ll enjoy some of my good news stories, as The Hook calls them:)

  16. Thanks for becoming a regular visitor to my blog – I’m happy to have you! πŸ™‚ And, might I add, that I love your blog. I think it’s a wonderful way to get people talking about the goings-on in our increasingly overlapping world. Count me a follower (of your blog!) πŸ™‚

  17. Thanks for following my blog! I just started browsing yours – what a great idea! Looking forward to reading more – and joining in on the conversations!

  18. Thank you for stopping by FWW and liking a recent post and for deciding to follow. It’s great to have you along for the ride. I look forward to reading more of what your blog has to offer. What a great idea for conversation about current news items! πŸ™‚

  19. Hello, you blog has been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award! (: You can read more about it here: http://midnightcoffeemonster.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/lovely-day-lovely-award-lovely-blogs/

  20. Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for the follow. I’m looking forward to reading your posts! Kim

  21. I see you’ve already been nominated for the Lovely Blog Award, but I added my nomination of you as well. πŸ™‚ http://literarytiger.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/a-big-thank-you-awards-galore/.

  22. Thanks so much for following my blog — I really appreciate it.

  23. I have awarded you with the Inspiring Blogger Award! For details, see my post here: http://daphneshadows.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/inspiring-lovely/

    If you don’t want to make a post on the award, just take this as a compliment and don’t worry about it. No hurt feelings here. Just know that I like your blog. πŸ˜‰

  24. Thanks for the visit and follow on my blog. You’ve got a great blog, and wish that I had been reading it during my younger years. As it is, I’m now planning to get out of the workforce, but what you write is probably still relevant to me in my next life.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by an commenting. I have been on a recent trend of posts about workpace issues, but I try to vary my topics pretty broadly. I hope you find something that interests you! Thanks aan!

  25. Great idea for a blog. Look forward to reading some more of it now…

  26. Thanks for following my blog. I hope you find it interesting.

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  28. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to like a post and then to follow! After reading your “About” and some of your topics for post I will be following yours. I like the idea of a safe place to discuss issues of the day!! Thanks again.

  29. Hey, thanks so much for following my blog! πŸ™‚

  30. Great idea! Look forward to the discussions. Thanks for visiting me and following my blog! All the best, M

  31. I just found your site and look forward to participating in the discussions! πŸ˜‰

    • I am so glad! Welcome aboard! πŸ™‚

      • I had a rather hard time choinosg just one type of physician I would want to work for. So many of them fascinate me, and with me not really going into any medical field other than support, I never gave this any thought in the past. After reading the list, I am more favorable of working for a neonatologist. It is difficult to think about how neonatologist physicians sometimes have the most difficult job in the world, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be to be a part of saving a baby’s life. I had a coworker once whose baby was born at 36 weeks, and her baby had a lot of heart and lung problems. There were concerns about whether or not they would ever fully develop once she had him, but after many months in the NICU, and many scares that happened during it, the doctors were able to save him and he is now a very healthy 5 year old. It is because of that I have a higher interest in the neonatologist field.I hate to say which type of physician I would care less to work for, and it is because I worry that many will take it the wrong way. When I was 16, I used to help my mom at an assisted living home as a caregiver. We would get to work at 7:00 A.M. every morning to prepare breakfast for four of the elderly men and women that we were caring for. We would then make sure that all bedding was changed, rooms were cleaned, meals were prepared, and appointments were handled. We worked 12 hour days, and they were always grueling. The owner of the home made sure that everyone had their medicine and made it to their doctor appointments on time. However, she was more worried about getting paid for her services than actually helping the elderly. She would yell at them if they did something wrong, and even call them terrible names. My mom reported her and we both quit our job, but it has always left a sting in my heart since then. It is because of my experience with that situation that I do not think I could ever work for a gerontologist. I know that the situations would be much different, but ever since my experience with caring for elderly individuals it is very hard for me to think about assisting a physician in geriatrics because I worry that someone else might treat the elderly in the same way the owner of the home did. I am a firm believer that the elderly deserve the ultimate care and comfort when going through any treatment and aging in general, but I do not think I could ever work in that environment again.

  32. Hi Jennifer! What a great idea for a blog – and thanks so much for the recent follow! I look forward to getting to know you/your blog better πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoy it in all its diversity! πŸ˜‰ I am looking forward to reading more of your work as well! I have a special place in my heart for chipmunks….thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  33. Thx for stopping by my blog and checking out a few of my posts, Jennifer! Hope that you will story by again soon. πŸ™‚

  34. thanks for stopping by and the follow

  35. Finally getting back to you on the blog award nomination front:)
    Have a great weekend.

  36. Thanks so much for the follow! Looking forward to taking a closer look around your blog!

  37. Thank you so much for visiting or blog at Dogs Inner City and for the follow…we look forward to exploring your blog…woof

  38. Hi there,

    Thanks for stopping by The Legion of Door Whores and for leaving a like for one of my images, it is appreciated πŸ™‚ If you have time, please take a look at my blog sites http://reflectionsofchina.worpress.com and http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com , I do hope you will take a look and enjoy what you see there!..You have a really nice site here, certainly one worthy of a follow. Thanks again, Regards Mark

  39. Jennifer, thank you for visiting my blog and for following. Looking forward to explore your blog and may be join in the conversation!

  40. Hi Jennifer, Good luck with your blog. Thanks for stopping by and following mine. I hope you enjoy it and share your comments.

  41. Hello Jennifer! Thanks for following my blog. I finally found some time to have a look at yours and I think that your blog is a great idea!
    I don’t think that enough people stay informed and abreast of the news these days. I think many people have made a conscious decision not to because of the terrible things that happen everyday. But I think that if people stop seeing the things happening, they’ll stop caring. So I’m really glad that your post will pop up in my reader (and hopefully many others) and make sure that people are seeing the things they need to. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  42. You already have one, but….I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! The instructions for the award can be found @ http://realwomanshealth.wordpress.com/.

  43. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog. I really enjoy reading your blog and hope I can return the favor.

  44. Hi there – I just nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award.
    If you want to accept it, click below for details.

    No worries if you’re not into the award thang:)


  45. Ahoy! I have nominated you for the Booker Award – it’s probably the best award going around right now, so congratulations!!

  46. Hi there,

    Thanks for following my blog. As the 50th follower, you have made my day! I look forward to finding some time to explore your blog.



  47. Hey thanks for following my blog! Its nice to meet you πŸ™‚

  48. I’m loving your blog and have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. If you’re interested you can find the rules of acceptance at: http://leblogdemarie.com/2012/08/21/the-bandaged-place/

  49. I’m proud to inform you that you’ve been nominated for the β€œBeautiful Blogger Award”. The rules for the award and the award pic are at http://stickynotesandquotes.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/beautiful-blogger-award/ Congratulations!

  50. Thanks for stopping by and the following.

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  52. Congrats to you… I have just nominated you for an award…
    stop by and get all the details πŸ™‚

  53. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You have a wonderful blog and I just wanted to acknowledge it! Congrats. http://bythelight1973.com/2012/10/05/a-nice-start-to-my-weekend/

  54. Jenni, you are missed person. I hope you are doing well. Take care, BTG

  55. Have a great summer! 8)

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