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June 1, 2017

Follow Alive But Not Living I Will Not Name Names     “Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999,1,2 and so have sales of these prescription drugs.3 From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids.” https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html Let me start by stating the obvious,...
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Follow An Ode to the Last of the Extraordinary Wrapping Paper     Around five or maybe six years ago, at Christmas time, Kate received an odd shaped box in the mail, that contained wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, and I think even a pair of scissors. Being who she is, the gift meant little...
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April 19, 2017

Follow Violence and Hopelessness “In the state of Massachusetts, Hernandez died an innocent man due to the legal principle of abatement ab initio, where if a person dies and has not exhausted all legal appeals, the case reverts to its status at the beginning; so the person becomes innocent.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Hernandez   In New England,...
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April 2, 2017

Follow Men –It is Up to You!   “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.” ~ Margret Mead ~ Sculpture at the Center for Civil and Human Rights   In Florida, it is not unusual for homes to be built on canals or small lakes, or ponds...
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March 1, 2017

Follow Peace     “Peace: a state of tranquility or quiet: such as a: freedom from civil disturbance b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom 2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions 3: harmony in personal relations 4a: a state or period of...
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February 1, 2017

Follow Women, We are Greater Than This     Recently, as I was driving down an almost deserted highway, also in a post-holiday mood, exhausted by the rancor being expressed all around us, I started to think about one of the more remarkable moments of my life, it happened on a Christmas day, in...
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January 20, 2017

Follow I Stand with ISRAEL – Period!   “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 10:32-33 ~ I have never felt more bullied and silenced, in my entire life, than I have over...
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January 1, 2017

Follow It Is Always a Choice I do not have a global positioning service activated on my phone, which yes does have the capability to navigate my life; but I choose instead to either use a map or rely on serendipity to guide me. Though it works well for me, I am not necessarily...
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December 1, 2016

Follow This Was the Year It has been quite a year; it began and ended with trips to North Carolina, a state which has had a rather historical year of its own, but that is not the history I will dwell on here. As 2016 draws to a close, I feel compelled to spend...
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November 1, 2016

Follow An Editorial     In New England, it seems that there is an unwritten law, which states that political yard signs must be well contained until after Labor Day, then suddenly all bets are off! Driving by public places festooned with placards soliciting my vote, would normally give me a bit of a...
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