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Fast Cars, Loud Music

I have a confession to make. I love driving fast, listening to pop music (all of it — rap, too), and dancing — all at the same time. And I can dance while sitting in my car. Believe it. In … Continue reading

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Straight Lines Don’t Converge

“I gave you that gift. So I’ll tell you how to use it.” Now how damn selfish does that sound? But I’m afraid we say or at least act out those words everyday. My parents’ generation was not too fond of … Continue reading

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Harmony Light

It’s worse than ever…our suspicion of one another, our fear of one another, and our hatred for one another. Those who could make a difference fan the flames. Those who profit from the division rake in the profits. You’d think … Continue reading

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Old Enough To Know Better — Too Young To Remember

My sisters are proud today. Why? Because many of us won elections yesterday. The victors are county commissioners, city council members, state legislators, U.S. representatives, mayors, and governors. Not to mention the fact that our daughters can become doctors, lawyers, superintendents … Continue reading

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Stop Before Judging. Think Before Speaking.

It has been a struggle to put my feelings into words. For over two weeks, I have wanted to lash out at what I see as the opposition, condemn their actions, decry their ignorance, and shake my fist at their prejudice … Continue reading

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I Just Don’t Get It…

…the compulsion to fight, tear down, and divide that is. It’s been happening for a long time. From the late Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority to Rush Limbaugh’s rants , the Birthers, and the Tea Party, we have been an audience to a great … Continue reading

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The Violence Breaks My Heart

The violence breaks my heart. Boys treat girls like garbage. Playmates plot to kill a friend after a sleepover. Assailants target children  going to buy ice cream. And these are just the headlines from this morning. What the hell are we doing in … Continue reading

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Call This Duck A Duck

“When the volatile political bedfellows of money and religion discover the honeymoon is over, the break-up will affect all of us. When this relationship runs its course – and it will – tolerance, optimism, and vision will put the pieces … Continue reading

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Joanna’s Request

It’s the morning after. And that phrase has many connotations. I am referring, however, to the morning after the end to a very long, often divisive and hostile Presidential campaign. Whether your team won or not, I would like to share Joanna’s … Continue reading

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I Cannot Publish The First Thing I Said This Morning

The first thing I heard this morning was the sound of a good rain. The next was Persephone, my 15-year-old cat, asking to get inside away from the effects of that good rain. After listening to the drip-drip-drip of the … Continue reading

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