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Let Trayvon Martin’s death be a catalyst for change

Here we go again…crowds are hitting the streets with rocks and rants of protest against the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder. The underdogs are shouting for an equal playing field. The big dogs are shaking their heads and shrugging […]

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Let Trayvon Martin’s death be a catalyst for change

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Here we go again…crowds are hitting the streets with rocks and rants of protest against the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder. The underdogs are shouting for an equal playing field. The big dogs are shaking their heads and shrugging […]

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My love/hate relationship with poetry

I have had a love/hate relationship with poetry since I was a child. I remember a collection of poems by Eugene Field that rocked my world when I was around

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Fireworks can bring forgiveness

A little more than a year ago I got hurt. It wasn’t a dramatic accident or a violent attack. There were no bruises or visible scars. The hurt was to

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Texas showed us how to make sure the government knows who it’s working for

I’m proud of Texas. These are words I never thought I would hear myself say but it’s true. Oh not the rich old white man part of Texas but the

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Wonderful World

I knew I was going to extend this long, Memorial Day weekend by one extra day so that I would have time to recover from the excitement and activity

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Wine in the Woods: More than just wine

The clouds were layered with various shades of gray as we travelled south on 95, toward the darkest and most menacing part of the sky. The trees quivered with anticipation

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What’s the big deal about marriage?

Saturday night found me in a bachelorette party at a popular gay club in Mt. Vernon. I was with my daughters, one of them the bride to be, my sister,

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Dogs, cats can teach us about how to commit to a relationship

Not long ago a friend made the statement that it is easy to find the perfect pet to share your life with but it’s nearly impossible to find the

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Real women don’t need Dove

FEMALES – LISTEN UP I don’t want to be a real beauty buzz kill or rain on any skin softening parade but the makers of DOVE skin care products are

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Boston Marathon: ‘Don’t let fear threaten the whole adventure’

(Jonah and his mother Jessie Watrous) On Saturday I went for a walk with Jonah, a handsome, blonde, two-year-old boy with a smile that he gives away to everyone he

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