Hope, Faith, Country


Donald Trump has been in office 1 year, 96 days, 21 hours and 42 minutes as I write this sentence. My heart and my sense of country is heavy with sadness and doubt.

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I’ve been interested in politics since my senior year of high school. I had a teacher than really impressed upon me the importance of knowing your rights as a citizen of the USA. I have never felt as proud of my status as an American until I entered her classroom. She changed my world. I will forever be grateful to her opening my eyes to the world around me. Thank you Ms. Snively! Continue reading “Hope, Faith, Country”

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Remember: 9/11/2001


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Where were you on September 11, 2001?

Were you even born?

Did you believe it at first?

Did you watch the second tower get hit? Continue reading “Remember: 9/11/2001”

#BookReview: The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step…. 

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women–mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends–view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t. Continue reading “#BookReview: The Help by Kathryn Stockett”

VOTE America! Let your voices be heard!


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Whether you believe it or not your vote does count. I strongly urge each and every eligible person in the US today to VOTE! The only time your vote doesn’t count is when you don’t cast it during an election. If we all make the choice to vote instead of tuning out we can make a difference. 

It starts at the state level. Vote for the councilman, vote for that trustee, vote for that regent, just VOTE! When you make the choice about who you want running your city and your state you decide how the country is governed.

You voice is louder than you realize. You do make a difference.

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