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John Danz Jr

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John Danz Jr is a serious writer with a penchant for poetry and building a foundation in every form of writing. He is motivated by a never-ending thirst for informed knowledge and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with every completed poem or story.

A drummer drawn to classic and modern rock/metal music, John is deeply interested in meteorology, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Weather has always fascinated him, he wants to know why people do what they do, understand the cultures of the world, reflect on great minds and gain a better understanding of this world and our place in it.

Steroids in Major League Baseball

The game of baseball has been marred by steroids, there is no question. MY question is - where will it end? I attempt to find an answer.

Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hits Haiti, Casualties are Expected

Another catastrophic earthquake has hit the world, this time near the capital city of Haiti. No casualties are known as of yet due to a stoppage in communication from the quake.

Fighting in Professional Hockey

Fighting in hockey is a controversial issue. Some find it entertaining, some find it completely barbaric. I explore the true intentions of this act, and inquire as to why people want it removed from the game so much.

Religion and Dissenting

Religion has always been a struggle for me in my short life. Here I expand on the age old question: 'Why can't we all just get along?'

Deadly Shooting at St. Louis Manufacturing Company Takes Three Lives

Another deadly shooting to ring in the new year - three dead, five wounded at a St. Louis based manufacturing plant. The perpetrator was locked in a lawsuit against the company.

Avatar and the Politics That Anger Us

Avatar, a box office success, has been berated by Conservatives for liberal messages. In this piece, I inquire as to the reasoning behind hating a movie based on your convictions.

Shooting at Las Vegas Courthouse Leaves Two Dead, Including Shooter

A shooting at a Las Vegas courthouse this morning left a security guard dead and a deputy marshal injured. The assailant, who has been identified as a former Las Vegas police officer, was killed.

Earthquake Impacts Tajikistan, Leaves Thousands Homeless

The new year is off to a treacherous start worldwide. Twenty thousand people have found themselves without a home in the small landlocked country of Tajikistan as a result of an earthquake. The quake registered at 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Tragedy to Ring in the New Year: 64 Feared Dead in...

Mudslides in the southeastern parts of Brazil have claimed the lives of 64 people and put a damper on the inherent spirit of the new year.