• Reflecting On Lady Liberty

    Let’s start this off by going to one of my favorite resources, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and defining the word Liberty: 1 : the quality or state of being free: a: the power to do as one pleases  b:freedom from...

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  • When Did Compassion Go Out Of Style?

    Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the greatest presidents in our history. During the most difficult of times, he acted with strength, even as he might have felt weak. His famous words, “With malice towards none, with...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • What Flag Day Means To Me

    It’s Flag Day here in the USA. What does that mean? It is the day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Be A Good Neighbor

    Life (God?) sometimes hits you over the head with a message. You may need to hear it more than once. (For me, it was the third time that was the charm.) This week the message was loud...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Teal For Mother’s Day

    As the day winds down, be you mother or not, take a look to the east. From the high tops of Verona you can see the Empire State Building. The building has been lit up in a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • The Tests Our Kids Really Need

    In our district, spring time doesn’t mean warm weather, flowers blooming and the excitement that builds as we get closer to summer (and summer break). It means it’s time for that CCRAP again. CCRAP is unrealistic. We...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Family Service, Today And Every Day

    So it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What does that mean (other than a cold Monday in January)? It’s a federal holiday and I am blessed to work for a company that give me this day off....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Embrace Someone Who Is Different From You

    I was thinking about Sh*tholes this morning and how I might weave that current hot topic into a post/column, when I came across a social media post from a dear friend. (Aren’t all our friends dear though?...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Best Books I Read In 2017

    There’s nothing like a good read. Perfect for a cold day when you want to do nothing but snuggle under a blanket or a warm sunny day at the beach. (Although I read predominately using my Nook,...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • A Thrifty Giving Tuesday

    As we enter the holiday season, it seems like every day has a special name. There was Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. And today is special too, it is Giving Tuesday. I had no...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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