In The News


This weekend my intent was to focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Within the christian community this is the holiest of holidays. It is the time when the promise of Jesus saving the world through his crucifixion, death and then resurrection is celebrated. However, my attention has been distracted. Bombings in Brussels […]

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My Kind of Town


C is for Corruption…C is for Chaos…C is for Chicago! I am a Chicago native born, raised, and educated including undergrad and post-grad studies.  I still love my hometown.  Those who have moved away usually have done so because of reasons that are not specific to the city.  Well unless you count tons and tons […]

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Beyond World Borders


“Put brain in gear before putting mouth in motion.” This was one of my father’s favorite sayings.  Yes, he could have said, “Think before you speak.”  However, the words he used created a clear visual picture.  Truly engaging your brain and organizing your thoughts prior to speaking is a skill that not everyone posses.  Responses […]

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Together We Stand


The following content was published in The State Newspaper – South Carolina on Tuesday, October 13, 2015:   Disaster, tragedy, and devastation can bring the worst out in people.  Here in South Carolina recent floods as a residual affect of hurricane Joaquin have brought out the best in people.  Just as with other natural disasters […]

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Intolerance


On September 11, 2001 the U.S. was devastated with terrorist attacks in New York City at the World Trade Center and Washington, DC at the Pentagon. There was also the downing of United Airlines flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is suspected that the White House was the intended target of flight 93 hijackers. Those […]

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Pressures of Perfection


What doesn’t kill you…makes you not dead. Oh you thought I was going to say what doesn’t kill you…makes you stronger. Well sometimes that is not the case. There are situations that people make it through and wish they were dead. My life has not been perfect but I’ve overcome various obstacles in my path. […]

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Who Was Chuck Taylor?


OMG! Say it ain’t so! Converse the company behind the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, started selling the new Chuck Taylor II today.  Why change something that has worked for 100 years?  Well while my brain thinks it’s a bad idea…my feet are saying thank you. I have yet to try a pair of […]

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Heatstroke…Is No Joke!


On average 38 children die from being left in unattended hot vehicles each year.  In 2014, there were 32 deaths due to children being left in hot vehicles.  As of July 20th of this year there have been 10 reported deaths of children associated with being left in unattended vehicles.* Last year, my husband and […]

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Watching A Bill Become A Law


This week the theme song from Schoolhouse Rock animated special “I’m Just A Bill” which explained the legislative process has been on continuous loop in my head.  On Monday, July 6th debate on a controversial and historic South Carolina Senate Bill began.  Bill S. 897 introduced by Senator Vincent Sheheen was for removal of the Confederate […]

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Freedom Ain’t Free


My dad always said, “freedom ain’t free, baby girl.”   I would nod and respond, “yes sir.”  I didn’t quite understand what he meant when I was a child.  Now as an adult, I understand better what he was saying.  There are men and women defending the United States and it’s territories on battlefields and in […]

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