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The color of steel

Mike Elsass in his gallery, Color of Energy

One DCP writer’s account of painting with a master — Mike Elsass By Annie Bowers The scent of acrylic paint, polyurethane and incense lingered in the air at the old warehouse. Industrial fans hummed, and someone down the hall was using the freight elevator; I could hear the distinctive creak of the lift’s gate and […]

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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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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]