Category Archives: Pop Culture

White Privilege and Me

I hate the term "white privilege". When I hear it I automatically get defensive and feel attacked. My heart and mind swirl with conflicting emotions and I am reminded of everything I think I am not (not smart enough, not educated enough, not cultured enough, etc.). I feel like my lifetime of working to be "color-blind"…
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Lady Gaga gives me hope

I've been pretty disappointed in the American public lately. The constant public social media fighting between "both sides" of the political spectrum has been very discouraging. Neither side seems to be willing to give the other side a chance and the voices are screaming at each other so much that I've almost quit listening to…
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Spammed . . .

So, I've taken a break from writing and came back tonight to find over 200 comments waiting for  my approval. How many were legit? NONE - all spam. Wow. It's a little tricky because some of  them almost sound real, until you look closely at what they've said and which post they said it about.…
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Scouts: A Dying Breed?

Both our sons were in the Cub Scouts and then Boy Scouts.  They did community service, learned basic survival skills, and generally had a good time with earning badges and camping out regularly. Each of them persevered and achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts by earning their Eagle Award.  In general, the public is…
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