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To Elizabeth, on her 14th birthday   In a box under my bed, lies my baby. In this box, a pink ribbon and hat. In this box is a lock of her downy blond hair, And her name carved in wood, painted black. In this box are her finger and feet prints, And a…
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In the wake of the Charlottesville, VA protests, one thing has become crystal clear: One side is motivated by fear, which leads to anger, anger to hate. One side throws around emotionally-charged language, calling the other side traitors to America. One…
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This past week, I spent a marvelous time exploring parts of Oregon and even more of Washington. Now, as I sit typing in a cozy studio bungalow by myself, I can hear the ocean from Ediz Hook just a few feet away. I can hear a friendly bay horse whinnying…
Finding Home
Finding Home
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A response to John Corvino, continued from Part 1 The Game of Risk The legal line between small businesses and giant corporations is wide and well established, but anti-discrimination cases like the ones in question, all center around small businesses.…
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A response to John Corvino, part 1 of 2 I saw Mr. Corvino’s humorously-ended video the other night. He makes a case for anti-discrimination laws in regards to privately owned bakeries and other businesses, and to be honest he had me nodding my head in…
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The weekend of July 4th, 2010, my family made the long trek from Dayton, Ohio to New Orleans, LA via a small van stuffed with 4 adults, 2 small kids, and associated gear. We were going to celebrate my Uncle Bill’s birthday with many other family members…
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I love, and am attracted to, shiny objects. Midnight stars, colorful beads, glassware, crystals, the sun glinting off water. In a similar fashion, much of humanity is attracted to shiny people, but be warned: All that glitters is not gold. Shiny people…
Shiny People
Shiny People
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My oldest daughter came home with a simple glow stick bracelet from her teacher for Valentine’s Day, with the accompanying message, “You light up my life!” Tonight she wanted to activate it, but upon doing so, she found that only the tip came to life in a…
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See more “misty mountain” photos from my trip here Tiny towns dot the landscape in rural, Eastern Kentucky. These communities rely almost solely on the dying coal industry that operates mines in the Appalachia mountains throughout Kentucky, Southern Ohio,…
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