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Melissa A. Richard
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Freelance writing, author, political activist, feminist, writer,
Freelance writing, author, political activist, feminist, writer,

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An assortment of articles for a little light reading for your Saturday morning... http://onedayfrom.blogspot.com/2014/08/some-good-quick-reads.html
Some good quick reads...
Some good quick reads...
onedayfrom.blogspot.com
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"To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul." ~Alfred Austin
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Some days I can't deal with humanity. What is wrong with humankind? How are we producing so many monsters?
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Feels like I've run a marathon, but we did it!! <3
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Another reason I love my church:

Chris Ayers, Malu Fairley, Ladale Benson, and Gil Wilson have joined a lawsuit against North Carolina which seeks religious freedom for clergy wanting to perform marriage ceremonies for sexual and gender minorities. Under current North Carolina law (since the passing of amendment one), it is illegal to officiate at a marriage service at which no legal license can be issued.

Here is a link to an earlier Huffington Post article describing the lawsuit.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/north-carolina-gay-marriage_n_5228849.html


Wedgewood is aligned with the United Church of Christ, which is the first denomination to sue for marriage equality.

http://www.ucc.org/

Wedgewoodians are joining the lawsuit through the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, a group of American Baptist Churches which works for LGBT equality.

http://www.awab.org/

Wedgewood is a part of the Alliance of Baptists, whose board has voted to be plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

http://allianceofbaptists.org/
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I've heard her voice so many times in interviews on NPR that I can just hear her strong, quiet timbre in my head now as I think about her work and her influence. Her work has spoken to me in many different ways through the years, even more so recently as I grew in motherhood and continued to try to express myself through writing. I am still stunned to hear Dr. Angelou has passed....
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Dressed like an adult for work today.....set up sprinkler in garden with kids (after planting 8 plants and some seeds). LOL...can't seem to get this "adult" thing down, but I'm sure having fun at it.
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Have you considering supporting a worthy cause but maybe can't make a big gift? You can give $5 a month and be a real hero in the lives of children here at Alexander Youth Network. Learn more about becoming a HERO here: https://www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org/heroes
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Based solely on this advertisement I received, if I were into fashion and ready to go shopping, I know I'd be supporting Lauren Conrad's healthy image rather than the emaciated woman shown in the Vera Wang ad. Side by side...I mean, look how unhealthy the girl on the left looks. I know, I know, it's also the difference in lighting, model shoot vs. catalogue, etc. but still...just..seriously? I know it doesn't seem like it considering how I dress for utility and comfort most of the time, but I do love fashion and I love seeing images of healthy women being represented...
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In light of recent tragedies and many personal losses, I offer this: http://ow.ly/lhQnf
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