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The Time Is Now

Today is my birthday. It comes after over a month on this journey to live my life without the worries and angst of the past. I want to declare my independence from the past, from the negatives that have ruled over my life for over 10 years. 87 more words


Single in the Sanctuary - Living the Fiercely Independent Life

This coming Wednesday will mark the 20th anniversary of living completely on my own.  June 1, 1996, I moved into my small, five-hundred-and-something square foot apartment in Largo, Florida.   638 more words


The Ostrich Chronicles, Part 1: Social Security

This is the first in an multi-part series titled “The Ostrich Chronicles.” We will cover a variety of issues where our individual rights are clearly being violated or threatened, but where Americans in general, and our elected officials in particular, tend to bury their heads in the sand instead of taking corrective action. 998 more words

Individual Rights

Happy Memorial Day!

This week’s Sunday inspiration is a day late. Memorial Day is marked by getting out the boat, the fishing pole, and the grill. It’s a time when many families enjoy spring weather. 338 more words


The Death of American Patriotism.

Patriotism: Devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.

To preserve liberty a country needs patriots to defend and uphold the principles and rights of that nation; to allow that nation to prosper unhindered. 405 more words


What’s college really like? Honest reflections of an SAS alum

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to an end, 274 seniors will be leaving the very place they call “home” – Singapore American School. More than just an international school located on a tiny island in the Asia Pacific, SAS has been a safe nest that students have built through knowledge and interaction. 1,205 more words


Then and Now: How Studying Abroad Changes You

Studying abroad is an incredible experience that makes you grow tremendously as a person. All of the challenges and experiences you go through teach you new things and new perspectives. 655 more words