Giving a little Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year in America the holidays are upon us. Halloween is past and the entire season of thanksgiving, peace and good will has begun. It’s also a time of incredible commercialism, but let’s set that aside for a bit and turn our eyes to better things. Whether your family has the traditional…

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Pedophiles on World Tour

Finally done, posted yesterday… It amazes me what researching and writing this piece did to me – I cannot, will not ignore this. I want you to take a journey with me, it will be brief and it won’t cost you a penny. All you have to do is close your eyes and imagine. Imagine:…

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A question of compassion – part II

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “A question of compassion”… I was in process of writing a piece on sexual tourism – those sick individuals who travel to other countries, seeking to satisfy their pedophilia by engaging in sexual activity with young child prostitutes. The concept disgusted me, the research shocked…

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What are you doing?

I’m stealing this from a dear friend (the hostess of the show): “Tomorrow Sept. 26 at 3 pm eastern?!?! You will be sitting in front of your computer litstening to me at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mommymatter I will be sitting down and talking with Noam Freedman, proprietor of Firestore in New York City. Noam works with charities and…

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A question of compassion…

I am slowly working on a piece for a site on which I sporadically contribute and routinely read – Mothers Fighting For Others – it’s a piece that came to me because someone asked me to write on the topic. At first, I thought it would be easy, but there I was wrong. You see,…

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A look backward…

On August 18, 1920 my grandmother was just barely 3 years old, only a few short months before, her home state of West Virginia had ratified the 19th Amendment. In less than a year, her mother would pass away after a long illness, never knowing that her daughters would grow up in a very different…

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The Tale of an Empty Desk

I look at the empty desk and I wonder, could I have done more? Should I have done more? I look at the empty desk and I feel a sense of loss. She’s gone. The young lady who always graced our front office with charm, wit and a bubbly personality is gone. No, she’s not…

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Hatred – the new family value?

When did hatred become acceptable? When did teaching our children to hate someone based on some difference – real or perceived – become “family values” and our “moral responsibility”? For the most part, we don’t accept racial hatred; we condemn as racist those who make slurs of any sort. We don’t accept discrimination, favoritism, or…

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I am not an “Activist”….

I am not an “activist” in many respects – I do care about a variety of issues, and do what I can to support them (more on that later). But you will not see me wearing a pink shirt and walking a marathon for breast cancer. You will not see me with a ladle in…

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