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Women, War & Peace

PBS has put together a five-part series that is inspiring and heartbreaking. These may be some of the most important stories of our time. Please check out the website for the videos. The recent Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Women Waging Peace Network members Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Their amazing […]

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Immigrant discrimination

The debate about laws concerning immigration continues in Washington but the damage has already been done for millions of people in our country. The face of immigration has been Hispanic families for the past decade which excludes them as part of the real face of the U.S. Avoiding assumptions about legal status is yet another […]

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We Can’t Wait.

  http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/we-cant-wait   Rome is burning….    

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December 7

It may sound odd coming from a thirty (something) year old but today is a very special day for me and my WWII friends. Yes, my dear friends who I interviewed in New Mexico when I worked for a newspaper. I had the honor of doing a feature story about World War II Veterans. I […]

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Elian 18 yrs old

Wow, time has gone by so quickly….interesting story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/elian-gonzalez-2011_n_1132982.html “Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between the United States and Cuba, is now an adult.”

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Generation WE

I posted this on my Mom’s facebook page because I thought it might help her understand why her daughter is….um…outspoken! lol http://vimeo.com/2032854 “Millennials are the largest generation in American history. Born between 1978 and 2000, WE are 95 million strong, compared to the 78 million Baby Boomers. WE are politically, socially, and philosophically independent, and are […]

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Dear Santa –

This Christmas is hard for everyone…. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-11-30/post-office-operation-santa-needy-kids/51510266/1

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Occupy has changed the game…

I have personally been fighting to be heard by my country since September 11, 2001 when our home was attacked. Instead of joining hands in support we began pointing fingers at one another. I refuse to believe our nation will remain as divided as it has been in the past decade. It is time to […]

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Montgomery County Commission votes

The Montgomery County Commission unanimously voted to keep Occupy Dayton from camping – I stayed to talk with Commissioner Foley to tell him how disappointed I was (as a Democrat) that he didn’t speak out in support of the movement. Dayton has really missed an opportunity to create real change in our country.

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ALEC and why you should care….

I know – you are busy but this is an example of why you may feel like you are running on a hamster wheel! Please take a few minutes to read this information. Meet ALEC http://www.lwv.org/blog/meet-alec “An American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member is defying Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting the sale of rat […]

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Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]