Citizens Soap Box


City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!



Dozens of women have accused comedian Bill Cosby of inappropriate sexual behavior and had the opportunity to tell their stories on NBC TV.

Mr. Cosby hasn't been charged with a crime, or publicly responded to the allegations, but his representatives denied he had non-consensual sexual interaction with anyone.

Meanwhile, Bill Cosby's legal case moves forward, with an expected deposition.

The Bill Cosby Accusers Speak Out on Dateline via @nbcnews



If you're one of the millions who suffer from anxiety and depression and feeling the winter blues in a major way, the constant extreme-cold temps and gray skies are taking their toll.

It's a feeling of emptiness that makes the bones feel so heavy, and a forklift couldn't get you out of bed. It's a deep sadness that usually comes with something like the loss of a loved one. It's an achy neck and irritable snaps, racing thoughts or no thoughts at all. It's exhausting.



Actually, the camp pain ends in less than thirty-nine days, but who's counting? AMERICAN
It's as if some voters feel their choice is between Dracula and Frankenstein.

Donald Trump Bashes Alicia Machado Again, Alleging a ‘Sex Tape’ Without Evidence

Trump tripped up by Clinton's Miss Universe comments

Clinton ahead of Trump after debate, fear to motivate both sides |

Clinton leads Trump by 5 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll



Doctor Journalism

Henrik Örnebring is the Axess Research Fellow in Comparative European Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. He blogs with a European point of view about general journalism developments, paying particular attention to research and the academic sphere.


A nice one-stop shop for media professionals. Read up on industry news, peruse job openings, scope out forums.




Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens was best know as Mark Twain. He went on to write well known novels, including two major American classics, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He worked as a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor.

Global Cyberattcks


Global security warfare and a worldwide cyber attack of ransomware have spread to thousands of computers as people log in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life.

This is the reportedly largest cyber attack ever seen and hackers of NSA malware are the culprits. Computers shut down over the weekend may be harboring a virulent ransomware virus ready to attack as a new workweek begins.



Find a career mentor. You're not alone in this as much as you may think so while staring at the ceiling and struggling to fall asleep at night. Not only do you have family and friends; you've got coworkers, bosses and teachers who'd be happy to help. So get on their calendar and learn their magical ways. Being able to articulate your goals aloud can help make them feel real.

Public Health Crisis


Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.



Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theater, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others.



Cuban descendants and those born there like me do not mince words while making personal comments on the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.



Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?


Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division