16 Feb Dear GOP, NRA, and gun owners of America

Since the beginning of this 2018, we have had a mass shooting every or every other day in this country (and some days, we've had more than one). Last year, we had more mass shootings than we had days of the year. Regardless of your position, I think we can all safely say, "Enough is ENOUGH! And although I realize that you have the right to own (and in some cases carry) a gun, I think it is time to talk about some other rights too. Let's start with our children. Children have the right to a safe and secure education. Children and teachers alike should NEVER be worried about going to school. Children have the right to not have to walk through metal detector or be hypervigilant in monitoring the behavior of their class members. They have enough on their plates worrying about testing scores, acne, how to navigate relationships, and just learn to be good citizens. Most importantly, CHILDREN have the RIGHT to LIVE!
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28 Feb Please Slow Down

  As we continue into 2017, I think we should all embrace the motto “Slow Down.”  It seems that with the advent of technology, job demands, the gym, children, friends, and life, we are constantly on the go.  Work hours seem to extend from 40-45 hours a week to upwards of 60-70 hours.   We need gadgets like iPads, Smartphones, and other “Smart” accessories to keep in touch with each other. We text, Skype, Facebook, and What’sUp each other to maintain the relationships with our family and friends.   But where is all the fast-paced living leading us?  Sure we might have more money, a fancier car, expensive clothes, a nice house, and the latest gadgets.  But let’s do a “real” inventory check on where we stand in our lives.    How are you getting along in our relationships?  How are your health and emotional well-being?  Are you really happy or just getting by?  Better yet, when is the last time that you have even slowed down long enough to really contemplate on these questions.  If you are like most people, it’s been a long time (if ever).
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