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Mahlia Lindquist
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LEAP and Why I Haven't Had Time to Blog
The deafening silence of the Rocky Mountain Miamian is because I have been busy being Executive Director of LEAP, a re-entry program for incarcerated women. For those are thinking to yourself, "wow, I thought I knew Mahlia, but I had no idea she has experie...
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The Day I Betrayed Cecil
By Mahlia Lindquist Most people fantasize about sex, and so do I. But unlike most of us, I also fantasize about converting mean people to kind ones. In fact, I have a dream list of potential converts.  Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, and the anonymous neighbor w...
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What's Wrong With This Underwear?
By Mahlia  Lindquist My 21 year old daughter, Dylan, threw away my underwear last week.  And not just old tattered undies from the 1990s, we are talking perfectly respectable briefs purchased this century. Some even within the past month.  It started last w...
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Governor Rick Scott, A Real Tear Jerker
Florida Governor Rick Scott is one of my favorite topics. Like one of my favorite comedians, George Carlin, Governor Scott has a unique ability to make me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Governor Scott's comic genius is rooted in the fact that it is...
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Prison: An Inside Out Perspective
My first experience of the Miami-Dade Correctional Institute was on a bike ride to Everglades National Park. It is a sprawling, drab looking complex surrounded by barbed wire at the edge  of the Everglades. Standing there, in front its incongruously small s...
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Thank-you Alabama
By Mahlia Lindquist My former step father was from Geneva, Alabama, and growing up I spent holidays there with his family. With Alabamian Judge Roy Moore and his brave stance in defense of God in the news this week, I feel it high time I express proper appr...
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Thank-you Alabama
By Mahlia Lindquist My former step father was from Geneva, Alabama, and growing up I spent holidays there with his family. With Alabamian Judge Roy Moore and his brave stance in defense of God in the news this week, I feel it high time I express proper appr...
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How Young is Too Young?
By  Mahlia Lindquist Men who date much younger women are like tone deaf singers at karaoke. Both remain blissfully unaware of others cringing on their behalf.   Guys who parade around girlfriends young enough to be their daughters are often mocked, and are ...
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