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**Editor’s note: While this was published in June, when the world was told Mandela’s death was imminent, these were my reflections on one of my personal heroes. Though he hung ...

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“Those people” is a phrase to which I have become deeply sensitized.  “Those people” implies an other-ness I can’t seem to wrap my brain around. Maybe it’s because it’s always ...

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The first 40 years of my life were spent being assured that I believed in God, being told what to believe in God, and being told that people who didn’t ...

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Waiting out the noise of the Trayvon Martin trial verdict seemed prudent in an effort to avoid being emotional. In retrospect, good choice because so much of what I had ...

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My writing has been sporadic for the last six months, not because I have nothing to say, but because I felt no was listening. The more I hear blatant lies ...

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The USA Patriot Act of 2001 is an act of Congress, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, exactly 45 days after the terrorist attacks ...

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In all fairness, I have a confession to make: I’ve only tasted Krispy Kremes twice in my life and I’m glad they’re not readily available in my remote area because ...

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Today marks another sad day in American history.  Hours ago, there was an act of terrorism, yes; I’ll call it that, at the Boston Marathon.  What I won’t do is ...

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  “I don’t like your tone.” “I’ll stop nagging you about everything you say when you quit with the sarcasm.” That was my life as a teenager. There was virtually ...

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One week ago, within minutes of the verdict in Steubenville, I posted my weekly column.  I gave the Reader’s Digest version of events, spoke about why it happened and then ...

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