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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 08:42:21

Thanks and Devotion This Memorial Day

If you were to suddenly appear this weekend at the numerous barbecues or pool parties, without any knowledge of our nation's history, it might be hard to understand the real meaning of Memorial Day. Is it a day to sell....

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 08:41:39

Crisis Management

My graduate course in crisis management was the 2012 Republican presidential primaries as a senior advisory and national media surrogate for Newt Gingrich. Not only did I survive the week leading up to the South Carolina primary, but my sister....

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 08:41:08

Mother’s Learn, Too

This week, my mother called around 10 one morning to chat for a minute and catch up. During our conversation, I realized that she was still in her bed, waiting for an aide to help into a wheelchair. My mom....

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 08:40:30

Reaching Toward Heaven

Humans have long reached toward heaven. I don't know whether this desire represents an attempt to get away from the ground, an attempt to associate with God or an attempt to peer over the balcony and look at all the....

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 08:39:52

Change of Perspective

I heard the news of the Boston Marathon bombings just a few minutes after I had undergone a biopsy. An annual OB exam had revealed an enlarged uterus. The scan that followed a few hours later showed a polyp, and....

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 08:39:08

Goodness Over Evil

My sister Kathy texted the news of Boston Marathon bombing not long after it happened. We've run (walked) four marathons together, and each of us has completed five. We understand the months of training involved in running a marathon (26.2....

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 08:38:19

Thatcher’s Death Marks the End of an Era

When Margaret Thatcher was elected England's first female prime minister of England in the spring of 1979, I was 12 years old and my father had been a congressman for less than four months. To me, it seemed as if....

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 08:37:41

Bunny Love

It's confession time -- I'm in love. It's been a long time in coming and snuck up on me a bit, and it seems to be growing even deeper, so I've decided that it must be more than puppy love.....

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 08:36:54

Erogenous Zones No Longer on Display

Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today. You can find a few decent outfits, (cute....

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 08:36:04

Recipe for Disaster

The crime was brought to light through social media, and much of the trial focused on the trail of text messages between cellphones. Judge Thomas Lipps commented after sentencing Mays and Richardson to a minimum of two and one year,....

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