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Joyce Boatright
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I hear the sound of breaking glass
I spent last week glued to my television while scanning Twitter posts as my Democratic Party nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton as our candidate for President of the United States. She will not have an easy time ahead. Much of America is angry with politician...

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A Painful Week to Remember
The perfect storm formed earlier last week. African-American Alton Sterling was shot and killed in Louisiana by police while he was pinned to the ground. Less than 48 hours later a Minnesota police officer shot and killed another African American man, named...

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1st date remembered
Ronnie and I "met" online on a site called Plenty of Fish. I'd been on and off the site for several years, not really finding any fish that were worth keeping, but it was different with Ronnie. There was an instant connection. We flirted for several weeks, ...

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Living lazy
Summer days, and the living is lazy . It seems I have done nothing but porch sit, sleep, eat, read, and do laundry. And I'm loving life (except for the laundry part). Porch sitting is the best. Ronnie brews coffee and makes our toast, and we sit on the seco...

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Talent vs. Attention & Intention
10 Things that Require Zero Talent, according to a FaceBook post from my nephew Drew Murray today: Being on Time Work Ethic Effort Body Language Energy Attitude Passion Being Coachable Doing Extra Being Prepared While it is true the things on this list requ...

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Behind every story
Google makes me smile the way the company posts its logo with cultural themes. Guess what today is? The image reminds me of my daddy and the way I adored him. He was the best storyteller! I still remember two of them that starred me as the heroine.  In one ...

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Settling in a new hometown
Young people often can hardly wait to grow up and leave the small towns where they were raised. I was certainly one of those. My brothers and I yearned to get away from a community where everyone knew everyone else's business. We raced to the city--for me i...

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After the floods, is a sweltering summer on its way?
Last weekend's severe storms were devastating. I watched in horror as the 24-hour news feed showed vehicles being submerged and swept away, of homes being swamped by rising water, of tornadoes tearing away roof tops and yes, of accounts of people being stra...
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