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Thursday, June 6th, 2019 11:32:52

Thanks and Gratitude on D-Day

We lived in Belgium in the late 1960s while my father researched for his dissertation. I was too young to remember, but my mother told me that, while traveling in France, we were greeted by a standing ovation at a....

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 12:27:02

The Right Choices

This week, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and upheld an Indiana law that had been signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence. The law, according to the Supreme Court ruling, "excluded fetal remains from the definition of infectious and....

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 21:58:18

Failure to Communicate

Over 10,000 names were submitted, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (now a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York) was selected and assisted in her primary campaign by a candidate-recruiting group.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019 15:06:11

Your Mission: Learn to Live

May is graduation month. Students, parents and friends celebrate the end of one process and the start of another. Once we finish with our formal education, we often forget that our learning should not end. Lifelong learning is critical, and....

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019 11:17:34

Saving Lives, Giving Dignity

Recently, our geriatric cat, Sara, was diagnosed with kidney disease. She's over 100 in people years and has lived a good life. Her nights used to be spent curled at my feet, a few feet from my bedside table, where....

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 18:36:42

We Need to Improve our Financial Literacy

The economy continues to roar, and most Americans are keeping more of the money that they earn, but Americans still disapprove of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It's mind-boggling and confusing. It's easy to blame the media --....

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019 15:00:34

The Opioid Crisis Hits Close to Home

Last winter, my husband and I joined with other mourners at the funeral of a man who died in his mid-20s. His family talked about how he was so full of life and love; his friends recalled how he had....

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Friday, April 19th, 2019 22:40:36

Resurrection and Life

The fact that the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris occurred during Holy Week has led me to think of it through a spiritual lens. Holy Week is the time between Palm Sunday (which marks Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem....

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Thursday, April 11th, 2019 13:53:54

My 2020 Vision: Choose Hope Over Fear

With over a dozen Democrats having already announced they are running for the Democratic presidential nomination, we are moving rapidly into the 2020 election season. The pace will increase, as will the rhetoric. Both parties will attempt to create a....

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019 11:40:45

Must Fix Crisis at Southern Border

Something must be done. A policy crisis has turned into a security crisis, and now a humanitarian crisis. In February, there were over 76,000 apprehensions at our southern border. This is nearly double the average monthly number (41,735) during the....

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