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Michael Bell
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The Affordable Care Act Survives a Seven Year Onslaught
Senator Mitch McConnell has to be feeling pretty peeved today.  He had selected a small group of Senators to prepare a revision to the Affordable Care Act.  He did it secretly with 13 men, no women, and a veil of secrecy that he railed against when the Repu...

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The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival was Awesome
Shawn and I just returned from the 29th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.  It was a quick two day vacation to Wilmington, DE.  I know Wilmington might not be the destination of choice for many, but it was been decent respite for us the last few years.  D...

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Helen V. Boggs: Rest In Peace
Helen V. Boggs transitioned to be with the Lord on May 22nd, 2017.  It was a Monday morning early.  Her two precious daughters, Kia and Leah, were by her side.  They had the closest bond ever.  Mom Helen had fought a good fight against a terrible illness.  ...

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100 Days In the Reign of Trump: Frenetic Falsehoods Abound
President Trump celebrated 100 days in office yesterday in Harrisburg, PA.  The Commonwealth of PA was key to his victory in the 2016 Presidential election.  He deserved to bask in the glow of his flurry of Executive Orders and measly legislative achievemen...

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In Search of Jesus Created Many Questions
I had some hesitancy when it came to watchin 'In Search of Jesus' on CNN.  Sometimes, historical dramas leave out the true representation of the participants of the actual stories being portrayed.  One of my all time favorite Easter movies, the Ten Commandm...

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Happy 75th Birthday William Holmes
On Sunday I was blessed to be able to attend two events that added to the quality of my life.  I started off the day with Shawn at a 480 East concert.  It was one of the last events of the 2017 Berks Jazz Festival.  It was a beautiful day in Reading, PA.  T...

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Tragedies in Peru and Colombia are Overshadowed by Trump News
I read with pain that over 250 people have been killed by mudslides in Colombia over this past weekend.  I was reading with some ambivalence about the growth of the legal marijuana industry in Colombia recently.  This country had scene a brutal drug war tak...

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Dawn Staley: Congratulations!!
I watched the University of South Carolina win the Women's NCAA Championship in basketball yesterday.  It was a decent game in terms of back and forth action.  A'ja Wilson pressed the action most of the game.  I love left handed players that perform on the ...

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Happy 85th Birthday Mary Elizabeth Hudson Bell
Last Sunday my Mother was blessed to turn 85 years old.  She was born in 1932 in Ridgeway, South Carolina.  Times were very different then.  Much of the debate at that time was over the causes and possible remedies to the Great Depression.  President Frankl...

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The Russia Connection is Interesting!!
The biggest thing that I remember as a younger American was the threat of a Russian missile attack.  President Ronald Reagan had created a system that would sort of encapsulate the U.S. against any attacks that would come from our formidable adversary.  Man...
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