Many graves in this small cemetery for the “Pioneers of Alaska” are marked with death dates between 1919–1920. So many so that it peaked my curiosity and I had to find out why. Turns out — it was the Spanish Flu, the deadliest pandemic in modern history that no one knows about, and it hit Alaska particularly hard.


Sure. #Prop64 SOUNDS good. But did you read the small print yet? There are a lot of reasons that Californians should VOTE NO ON PROP 64 — But most noteworthy to me are the BILLIONS in revenue that will NOT go toward the General Fund for education and infrastructure, as most people believe.

Instead, ALL TAX REVENUE would go into the California Marijuana Tax Fund — an enormous slush fund specifically created for the mass amounts of money Prop 64 would bring in. Just ONE PERSON (most likely California’s Lt. …


Setting up my precinct the night before election day

There’s no sugar-coating it. There’s something very wrong with our voting system. What’s my proof? I watched it firsthand. I worked as a Poll Inspector at a precinct in Pasadena, CA during the 2016 Presidential primary. It’s been more than a week since the primary and I’ve finally wrapped my head around the experience. It was enlightening to say the least, but not in a good way. Here is what I learned and it goes way beyond your candidate versus my candidate. This affects all of us and all the issues you care about.

There is No Way Every Vote…


We’ve known for a long time that there’s trouble in Conservative paradise. Last night’s unbelievably strange and sadly hilarious GOP debate in Detroit is yet another example to prove that. You might feel like you have nothing to do with this ugly warfare. But if you’re following Trump ironically on social media, you’re part of the problem. Please #stopfollowingtrump and tell your friends to do the same.

A Facebook app called “Friends Who Like Donald Trump” has been circulating the interwebs for a couple months. It allows you to quickly find your friends who like Trump’s Facebook page and easily…


Zion National Park // Photo by Meg Pinsonneault

Zion seems like a fitting name for such a beautiful and breathtaking place — until you learn the origin of its name.

With its red twisting canyons and insane vistas, Zion National Park is one of America’s most popular national parks at over 2.6 million annual visitors. And for good reason. I was utterly blown away and totally intrigued by my first visit to Zion National Park. Truly incredible. And when that happens, I typically start researching the history of the place. In particular to Zion, I wondered how the park got its name. Of course, we all know there’s…


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A few days ago, my jury duty on a criminal trial officially ended. I’ve been summoned for jury duty 6 times in the 10 years I’ve lived in California and selected twice. Both criminal trials. Albeit, I served as an alternate juror on this last case. But it was the second time I’ve been selected for a jury on a criminal trial in 2 years. And what did I gain? In short — both experiences were wildly different. From the courthouse location to the judge to the other jurors. The process itself is interesting and sometimes mind-boggling. Both cases were…


I’ve read a lot of garbage about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge recently and I’m tired of reading unsubstantiated claims that are repeatedly shared. This isn’t about a personal relationship with ALS. It’s about the facts. Here’s why the haters are totally wrong.

SOCIAL MEDIA AT IT’S FINEST: ​Apparently some people don’t understand how social media works in the first place. The whole point of social media is to share and spread and share and spread. So what did you think was going to happen when one person nominates three people and then those people nominate three people and so…


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This blog post originally appeared on GOOD

There’s an old building at the end of the long strip of surf shops and restaurants in the small tourist town of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. If you didn’t know it was there, you’d surely miss it. But when you look closely, you’ll notice the character of the old structure and, of course, the graffiti that reads BPP in neon pink, green, and purple. It stands for Barrio Planta Project, a nonprofit organization that offers art and English education to the kids of “La Planta,” the village where the residents of this…


This blog post originally appeared on Film Courage.

A little over a year ago, I took the dive into the social networking revolution. I’ve learned so much during my journey from networking novice to social guru and I often get asked, “What are your secrets?” I felt it was time to get my observations on paper and in a comprehensive list to help all the newbies out there. This list is in no way exhausted. …

Meg Pinsonneault

Filmmaker. Photographer. Writer. Wanderer. Activist. Adrenaline Addicted. Political Junkie. Space Lover. Animal Advocate. Nerd. Punk. Dreamer. Believer. Weirdo.

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