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Thoughts on the National Endowment for the Arts

On January 20th, I wrote this post in response to the inauguration of our 45th President. Now six months in to his presidency, I feel compelled to share thoughts on what we—the electorate—should expect from our politicians. 464 more words


Sentencing for killer in Adam Excell case

The driver that hit and ran after killing Adam Excell pled guilty to a charge of dangerous driving, and was sentenced today. The sentence was 4 years… 86 more words


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

There are many massive old trees along the Mount Vernon Trail in Belle Haven Park south of Alexandria.  A few years ago a true behemoth started falling apart and was taken down. 259 more words


Important News

Carol A. Hand

Normally, I avoid posting more than one article on my blog in a day. Recently, I rarely post more than once a week. 491 more words


I Say No to Bicycle Helmet Laws

The helmet debate can be a hot topic like most discussions about bicyclists. And…surprise…I have an opinion about the subject. Whether you choose to wear a helmet or not is a personal choice. 690 more words


Beyond ADHD-Overcoming the Label and Thriving by Jeff Emmerson

I met Author Jeff Emmerson on Twitter, he’s motivating, a tireless advocate for Mental Heath and shines a bright light on ADHD for which he was misdiagnosed. 587 more words

Moving Forward

The Global Emergency Response Coalition Aims to Fight Extreme Hunger

Three years ago I was on a trip of a lifetime. I joined a global team of journalists for a two-week reporting fellowship in Ethiopia where we covered the progress Ethiopia has made in newborn and maternal health. 828 more words