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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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 07:46:55

KIng Arthur’s Court and Emperor’s Clothes

As a corporate budgeter, I learned decades ago that only a few people can look at an organization's money, corporation's money or someone else's money and spend it as if it were their own money -- i.e., very deliberately, based....

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 07:46:04

Focus on Freedom and Prosperity is Key

The recent political entanglements over the budget have focused more on political maneuverings and who is right about what statement, rather than what the policies mean to average, everyday Americans. It might be standard politics, but it does not create....

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 07:45:24

Better Republican Communication Needed

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy. President Barack Obama and his....

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 07:44:44

Looking at Washington Anew

The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship. This past weekend, I toured Washington with my 5th-grade son, Robert, his classmates and their mothers. I've been....

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