Articles by Timothy Johnson

The Johnson Journal: Follow in their footsteps

  Summer’s over. School’s in session. And, as per usual, people have arrived back to God’s Eighth Wonder of the World, JCU, riding high off of their summers of relaxation and restoration.   While tanning, taking a dip in a pools, traveling and the like are typical for a summer vacation, mine didn’t fit that…

Think happy thoughts

  I’m a sucker for good theories. Whether they are conspiratorial, philosophical or comical, I find enjoyment in entertaining a novel thought or viewpoint. Recently, a good friend of mine explained a theory to me that I hadn’t heard of yet. The theory is known as the “Law of Attraction.” At the risk of oversimplifying,…

OurView: Don’t grow up: it’s a trap

Ever seen the movie “Moonrise Kingdom”? If you haven’t, you should. On the surface, it’s a film about two unruly and socially awkward runaways who cause their parents some serious stress. However, a closer inspection reveals something quite different. These two children were willing to abandon everything they knew, forgo all the warm safeties of…

One killed, seven injured in LAX shooting

The hustle and bustle of Friday afternoons in Los Angeles International Airport usually represents the thriving airline industry, but on Friday, Nov. 1, it represented something much different. Around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, 23-year-old  Paul Ciancia walked into the Los Angeles International Airport and shot an on-duty TSA officer at point-blank range. Ciancia’s shooting…

Typhoon victims plagued by lack of medical care

The typhoon that razed cities and decimated the futures of nearly 4,000 Filipino citizens has come and gone, but the humanitarian crisis that it left in its wake still lingers. Original death toll estimates put the number at a grim 10,000 but have since been revised to just under 4,000 thus far. The number of…

Syria’s crisis expands well beyond its borders

Clashes over the future of Syria have not been confined to that small and embattled country during this past month. While the Syrian government and rebels spiral further into vicious civil war, so, too, has the world community become deeply entrenched in debates regarding proper intervention. As the death toll has topped 100,000 and continues…