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We are ten days into Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Has anything really changed in those ten days?

Posted on 10/10/2015 11:27:09 AM

Domestic Violence and Abuse, Child Abuse.  These horrible problems in our world are still rampant.  Have you read about Domestic Violence/Abuse or Child Abuse?  Have you taken any action to support the victims?  Have you spoke up with your support of victims?  Have you volun..

Stepfamily Myths......With a "stepfather" slant

Posted on 10/10/2015 10:21:59 AM

1) You love that gal you are marrying and her children will just automatically love you and form an instant friendship.It is almost a certainty that this will not happen.  You are the outsider in this family dynamic.  If your wife was single for a while, the children will have become accus..

Moses and Baltimore Reconsidered

Posted on 05/06/2015 05:37:33 PM

History, whether told through myth, manuscript or word of mouth, often contains one or more grains of useful insight, but you have to look carefully for them. The hidden bits of wisdom, applicable to what's happening in our world today, may provide a new appreciation of our culture or even guidance ..

No Reservations Are Safe Seemingly

Posted on 05/01/2015 05:22:46 PM

Despair may have been part of the baggage they carried on that long, terrible trip forced march from their homelands to the desolate places called "reservations." Undoubtedly, that despair was inherited by a young generation who had not known their proud heritage, their language and their culture as..

The Alcoholism That May Be Overlooked

Posted on 04/26/2015 03:40:29 PM

Alcoholism is no joke and the seriousness of the problem can only be appreciated once you begin to look at some of the statistics.  And, of course, don't forget the ancillary problems wrought by imbibing too much of the grape and the mash over a lifetime. I'm speaking, naturally, about the incr..

The Many Voices of Women

Posted on 04/20/2015 01:39:25 PM

Voice, one college professor told our fledgling English seminar, is something to be developed and to be distinctive. It was to be as personal and identifiable as to set us apart and so we wrote. I wrote in the style of Saul Bellow and was told it was more Bellow than even Bellow. I surmised that was..

Alzheimer's and All Those Memories

Posted on 04/16/2015 10:56:26 AM

I have agreed to begin helping with yet another project to preserve the memory of those who have gone before us so that they may not be forgotten and that others may find them in Internet databases. It is a labor of love born of gratitude for the gift I was given by one such database. I will do it g..

New Yorker Lessons from the Sociologists

Posted on 04/14/2015 10:02:48 AM

Judith Regan, the undisputed queen of come-backs and a powerhouse in anyone's right, wrote a short article for The Hollywood Reporter yesterday (which I read today) and it caught my eye for many reasons. For starters, Regan is someone I always pay attention to because she's one sharp lady. I might s..

Wanting to Be Remembered

Posted on 04/07/2015 07:31:34 AM

The poet Shelley was really on to something when he created one of his most famous sonnets, Ozymandias. An original draft of the work directed at the famous Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II is available. It is both a commentary on the ephemeral existence of potentates and the wishes of the lowly wor..

The Other Booster Seat Generation

Posted on 04/05/2015 03:26:31 PM

Kids are strapped into booster seats on a regular basis. If not, the driver or parent may be subjected to legal charges for failure to protect the child from harm in an auto. The seats also allow the child to have a view of their surroundings in a comfortable seat while affording them a view of the ..

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