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"They stole my heart"

09/29/2014 16:59:08 PM

Nursing homes, no matter what the cost or the promises of services provided, are not places most would choose for their final days and yet that's where many will end up.  Either there or in some variation of a step-down facility that provides three levels of care as the need arises. Some older ..

Domestic Abuse Is an "Equal Opportunity" Offense

09/23/2014 14:00:29 PM

An uncomfortable bright light has been shining on domestic violence and sports figures during the past several weeks, but that is only the tip of this abuse iceberg. The abuse receiving media attention has centered on heterosexual couples and failed to note the abuse prevalence in same-sex relations..

One Day to Remember

09/11/2014 20:09:34 PM

There is one question that will always elicit an historic response when asked and it is, "Where were you when..." The "when", of course, can stand for many of us to be September 11, 2001 or November 22, 1963 and the memory, forever frozen in our memories as though it were yesterday, is easily retrie..

Questioning Seclusion, Isolation and Solitary Confinement

08/08/2014 10:06:47 AM

Transgender individuals who are sent to prisons are punished in ways too ugly for us to imagine. Simple criminal offenses do not give the right to any facility to sexually abuse, isolate or terrorize someone in any way. Our criminal justice system is supposed to mean responsible rehabilitation, but ..

Making a Mockery of the Elderly

07/06/2014 17:56:33 PM

All of us enjoy having flowers or bows stuck or glued to our heads, don't we? If we don't, why would we make such a disrespectful display of an elderly woman celebrating her 116th birthday? She loves it, doesn't she? Sure she does. She probably didn't have anything to say about this disgusting disp..

Immigration Fears Fueled by Kids

07/02/2014 13:58:48 PM

Children, in incredible numbers, are crossing the borders of the US and they are coming unaccompanied in most instances. The number that will make the treacherous journey this year is expected to reach 90K and that's just in 2014. In 2015, the number of children will skyrocket to 142K ..

You're Not a Dummy or an Idiot

06/29/2014 08:17:35 AM

Words have nuclear potential in terms of their effect, usually negative, on curiosity, self-esteem and joy. They can be unbelievably cruel in their intent or foolishly dismissive. Language, in fact, plays a major role in how we perceive ourselves and others and for that reason I, for one, bristle wh..

The Watchers You Don't Watch

06/15/2014 22:20:37 PM

None of us needs to have any instruction on how hard a recession can hit not only our pocketbooks, but our psyche but a new research study out of Europe has provided the extent of the cost in human lives. Undoubtedly, during a recession the steady decline of personal finance and the choppi..

Powerful Levers and Not All in Guns

06/13/2014 15:22:39 PM

Levers have made most things in our lives possible. They enable huge bits of stone, steel beams or machinery to be lifted by a single person working in a little tin box on wheels. The ancient Egyptians probably used some form of levers and pulleys to erect their stone monuments to their nobility. To..

Ho Hum, Another College Shooting

06/06/2014 11:20:25 AM

Again and again we hear reports of shootings in colleges and there's righteous outrage expressed by those most affected, but where does it go? Where is the multi-systemic solution that will truly address this rightfully demonstrated anger and outpouring of grief with the cry that, “It must st..

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