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Month: January 2017

Weighing In (February Family Times)

Weighing In (February Family Times)

We have three generations of some pretty amazing women in my family. My mother raised six children, was the middle school secretary for 20 years, and then became a certified lifeguard – which she still is, at 78 years old. She has led, and continues to lead, a productive, at times challenging, always fulfilling life. In her youth she was tall, slender, strawberry blonde, with gorgeous skin. She’s slightly shorter now, slender, with snow white hair and still-gorgeous skin. She…

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An opinion (which is not fact) about news (which is fact, if it’s done correctly) in the era of Trump

An opinion (which is not fact) about news (which is fact, if it’s done correctly) in the era of Trump

I am so tired of people trying to bait me – masters though they may be – or to incite a “gotcha!” moment because of my concern for what’s happening in this country, and specifically with what’s happening to journalism. President Trump is willfully – using lies told so often they sound like truth to his followers – trying to destroy one of the only actual professions protected by the Constitution. All of the things our new president is trying to do…

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The conversation

The conversation

Anyone who knows me knows I have historically eschewed politics at every possible turn. I don’t necessarily understand them, and I’m not necessarily interested in them except insofar as they tend to orchestrate the world stage. Recent situations have compelled me to educate myself in this area – about the present, and about the past. I’ve learned much about past presidents, for instance, and the information has, in many cases, compromised the vague sense of “good” or “bad” I may…

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