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Emotional Odyssey at the Department of Motor Vehicles

I always see at least one handsome man at the DMV. It’s never one of the workers (bitter civil servants who never give you adequate...

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Sticks and Stones

You are better than that, so much brighter than spewing and spitting rhetoric. You are morally responsible and dignified. Honor is your...

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The Importance of Communication and Interpersonal Skills

A lot of people go through life unnecessarily unhappy and depressed. They feel unvalued and misunderstood, seeing no way out of whatever...

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Finding Rudy

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but...

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Our Stories Unite Us

He had spent some time in prison. Today, he was standing in my kitchen. Only two years older than I, deep heavy grooves etched into his...

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The Nature of Love and Understanding

When my daughter, Eden, was in preschool, she had a playdate at our house with a fellow classmate. I vividly remember preparing a snack for...

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I Hear You

Last night I had a dream that I was home with my children, and we heard a ruckus outside. The kids looked out the screen door to see what...

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I Am Afraid

There. I said it. Bring on the Calvary! Sound the alarm! Blow the trumpets in Zion and quote every single scripture on fear you know and I...

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Asking for HELP

There is an age old adage that says, “Man makes plans, then God smiles”. All of us have many wonderful plans for our lives, only to...

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Racism: The Conversation that is No Longer Optional

This past February was Black History Month and a lot of specials and events were held to commemorate it. As part of the 50+ generation, we...

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Being Homeless is NOT for Cowards

Red lights were spinning tenaciously atop both cop cars; sirens silenced, as if in anticipation. Something happened, but what? Uniformed...

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Mermaids in Neverland: Our Culture of Hate

It’s hard not to pay attention to politics right now. Change is upon us which means rapid fire lines of blanket statements and titles...

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