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Sand Mines: Coming to a Town Near You? by Kelly Ramstack

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Originally published October 2012

My friend, Mona, is concerned about her home and local area – all of us are facing the same issues. 191 more words

Citizen Voices

Property rights, split estates - where is the justice when it comes to the oil and gas industry?

From a friend in Arkansas who lives in a fracking area… I grieve with her.

“I am unhappy that my land was taken by force. That the stream has been contaminated with radon that flows through my land. 751 more words

Citizen Voices

Grit Matters: Part II

“The grittier person is focused on winning the marathon not just the sprint” -unknown

While reflecting on my latest blog post on cultivating gritty characteristics as part of one’s personality, I thought it would be prudent to discuss some of the insights shared by others in the community… 637 more words


There’s a lot to be said for being a little bitch.


Smiling with sincerity when you actually feel like chucking the plates on the floor and running into the forest. 147 more words

There is still some sparkle left

As It shattered and broke into a million pieces
My heart shattered in resonance
For me and my spirit
Were the best of chums
I stayed silent… 26 more words

The Grit Movement: Teaching Students the Power of Failure

As educators, our number one priority is usually to support our students to reach ambitious goals. Their success is ours, and we create learning experiences for them that will lead to strong outcomes – in primary school, in high school, and ultimately in college. 541 more words