About Us


TNC Network

TNC is a group of bloggers/ bloggers who have a collective goal of providing content and media that informs, helps, heals, educates as well as provides joy and solutions.

Formerly (Cactus News Online)

What we cover

We are not a source of "Hard News," or partisan political commentary. We cover the lighter side of news, offering insight  into hobbies, food and drink, pop-culture events, indie films, science and technology, community and social justice, travel, and "how to" videos.

Meet the Main Contributors


Rod Washington

Producer/ Blogger/ Writer 

Rod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator.


Michael J. Sliwa

Writer/ Blogger/ Contributor

Mike speaks about justice and simple living while residing in his ger/yurt. He is also the co-host of Nature Bats Last on the Progressive Radio Network.


Mark Bennett

Writer/ Contributor

Bay Area boy living in the So Cal.  You'll usually find him playing some type of Blizzard game or tinkering with some electronic device in his house.

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