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Lessons from the Trophy Generation

Our generation was taught to follow our passion.

It’s starting to go down as one of the greatest lies our parents told us: right up there with “go to college so you don’t have to flip burgers” and “you REALLY earned this ‘best goggles-wearer’ trophy from your swim team!” (which is, by the way, a trophy I do in fact actually own).   682 more words

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A Word to New Parents: Be Sure To Write About Your Kids

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I didn’t spend more time writing about my kids, the funny things they say, and the funny things they do. 404 more words

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The Death of An Illegal Alien: A Poem

Genesis 23:

The Death of Sarah

23 Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years; this was the length of Sarah’s life. 2 And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. 247 more words

On Scripture

Forever an optimist, Deborah’s life philosophy was based on the law of the pendulum:
“You will notice that there are two highs to every low in the course of the pendulum.”

Deborah Kerr

Face Value

Don’t think too much. You’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.

I’m an overthinker. I tend to think about situations way too much, which only leads to frustration, confusion and lack of focus on the things that really matter. 202 more words

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Racism & Bigotry

“Racism & Bigotry in action are forms of terrorism. Racism & Bigotry threaten our national security.”

~Luis Samuel González