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Hollye Dexter
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#MeToo: A Letter to my Children
I am sharing something with you that is painful and personal for me, and the reason why is that I want to break the cycle of abuse, so that you, and your children, never ever have experiences like this. Holding these experiences in silence has only empowere...
#MeToo: A Letter to my Children
#MeToo: A Letter to my Children
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You Listened
How many times had you crept into their rooms at night and pressed your face against them to hear the soft hiss of baby breathing, to feel that warm, sweet milky breath in your ear, always needing that reassurance that yes, mama, those babies in your care a...
You Listened
You Listened
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The Sound
The sound of motorcycles revving in the driveway meant that Uncle Dan was home, and with him came the entourage.  One by one they pulled in, taking their place in Dan's court. He'd sit in his King Louie throne in the living room, and maybe his pet owl would...
The Sound
The Sound
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Why I Still Have Hope for America
These days, I wake in the morning weary with sadness. The world, politics, fear for my country has worn me down. But then, this morning as my kid is eating breakfast, I see Ellen Degeneres on the back of his cereal box, and I feel hope. Ten years ago, we co...
Why I Still Have Hope for America
Why I Still Have Hope for America
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How to Push Through Resistance
  To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Remember that from science class? And so it is that in every positive action
you take, you are sure to encounter resistance in some form. Resistance with a Capital R Stephen Pressman, bestselling au...
How to Push Through Resistance
How to Push Through Resistance
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My Tracey.
Tracey sitting like the beautiful queen that she was.  My beautiful Tracey passed last night. Our family surrounded her yesterday. We gathered around her bed and showed videos of her trip to Ireland. My niece cooked her favorite beef stroganoff, which she c...
My Tracey.
My Tracey.
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Saying Goodbye to My Friend Frank
(This popped up as a heartbreaking memory from one year ago today. Below is the Facebook post I wrote on the day Frank died)  August 18, 2016 I can't even believe I am writing this. Today, the world lost a truly great soul. My friend Frank passed away of ca...
Saying Goodbye to My Friend Frank
Saying Goodbye to My Friend Frank
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My post Rite Aid, Racism and Where We Go From Here kicked up a lot of dust with people, both on my Facebook page, and on other people's pages. I was glad to hear each person's point of view, even though we might not completely agree. We each perceive our li...
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Rite Aid, Racism and Where We Go From Here
Friday night, standing in line at Rite Aid, Evan and I found ourselves in the middle of a drama that epitomized the heightened racial tension in this country. Two young black men came into Rite Aid, and passed by two white girls, a blonde and a brunette. Th...
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Meeting my Muslim Neighbors
Islamic Society of West Valley/ Inter-faith dinner Last
week, my eleven-year old son Evan confided in me that he’s been having
some fears about ISIS, because of all that he’s seen on the news, and
heard from friends at school. He told me that a few days ...
Meeting my Muslim Neighbors
Meeting my Muslim Neighbors
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