Category Archives: News

What Was His Name?

This is an interesting post on Facebook by a friend of a friend of mine.  The author’s name is Dany Holmes.  I apologize if any of you are offended by her use of language, but I can’t say I disagree … Continue reading

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A Profound Legacy

Robin Williams committed suicide last week. I heard the devastating news during a casual conversation with my good friend Andrea, but it took a few days to sink in. Once it did, there was an aching emptiness in my soul … Continue reading

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He Already Won

“Disability does not have to be a disadvantage.” That was the quote from Oscar Pistorius, who made history on Sunday by being the only athlete ever to compete in both the Olympic and the Paralympic games.  He is a runner … Continue reading

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They Are Both a Class Act

There is a story I heard a few weeks ago. It begins with Karen Klein, a bus monitor of middle school students in Greece, New York.  She was bullied without mercy by several students on the bus one afternoon.  A … Continue reading

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