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If I could do it over, I would...

This is the beginning of a new parenting and marriage series in which I’m going to give some advice on what I would do over and what I would do differently if I could go back, as a wife and as a mother. 797 more words

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What Happened to 'Tolerant' Islam?

I wrote this piece in 2004.  After the events of this week culminating in the monstrous murder of James Foley at the hands of militant Islamists who hope to recapture the great Caliphates of ancient times, I can’t help but wonder:  What happened to the Islam of ancient Andalusia, Baghdad, and Syria, and why are Muslims today allowing Islam to be dragged through the mud by a bunch of thugs purporting to represent true Sharia law? 4,379 more words

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Underdogs: The Market Basket Saga

In financially difficult times such as these; a time to which I refer as the company’s market (too many workers seeking too few jobs), when workers tend to feel hopelessly oppressed in their jobs, lacking control over their circumstances, forced to put up with more criticism, more humiliation, fewer hours and less money, it is easy to understand how a story like the ‘Market Basket Saga’ can capture our attention and spirit. 680 more words

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No Parlay! Wedding planning, mothers, daughters & hedging bets!

So my future son-in-law is now in Kosovo for his last Marine deployment before returning home, leaving the military after five years and  marrying my daughter Sara this coming June. 455 more words

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Food Banks Bad, Welfare Good?

I haven’t written a new blog for a while (would love to say I’ve been incredibly productive elsewhere, but…) and technically I haven’t written one today. 630 more words

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Why you gotta be so rude?

So who has heard the song Rude by Magic?

It’s interesting how the young man takes the response of the father, telling him no you can’t marry my daughter. 861 more words

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