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Why do we punish people for being poor?

Many articles have been written on this topic from a variety of perspectives, I might as well add mine. Fact: America, as a society, is increasingly criminalizing poverty. I know many people will disagree with this, the argument is that … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Community Service

What would I say if everyone were listening? in response to today’s Daily Prompt. People, you are the problem. Stop it.  I can gather from pinterest and facebook that misanthropy is something all the cool kids are making a pretense … Continue reading

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When your childhood hero lets you down

When I was in elementary school, my class took a field trip to see a movie about the life of Ben Carson. Ben Carson was at that time a neurosurgeon. What hit me was his talking about struggling in school … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Went over to Kaneohe Bay today for an idea building retreat for work with the staff and some residents. Beautiful, lovely part of the island, the trip there is through some mysterious, craggy, misty mountains. There we met the same … Continue reading

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I thought I cared about Miley’s twerking, until I realized there are more important things to care about

Like the world feeling completely justified in judging a young woman’s twerking. Really, who are we too judge? How many of us didn’t have our less than classy moments at 20 years old? But that’s really beside the point. I’d … Continue reading

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There are people dead in Syria

I would like to preface this with the statement that I am not an expert on anything in particular, least of all foreign policy or world events. In fact, I spelled the word ‘foreign’ so badly wrong that no matter … Continue reading

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Marching

I remember history class when we learning about the civil rights movement, from the safe distance of a generation or two. We were not taught that the fight for civil rights was ongoing. After all, schools had been integrated, votes … Continue reading

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