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Once upon a time…

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Homeless_on_bench

An estimated 100 million people are homeless worldwide. 100 million people who were like you and me at some point in their lives. 100 million people with pasts we readily discount. 100 million people with stories that start with “once upon a time…”
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First Impressions

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Susan Boyle was booed as soon as she appeared on stage based on first impressions

Many of you have asked me why I chose the name “First Impressions” for this blog. I was considering “My Spot in the Sun” because this space would focus on my thoughts; “Rambling Thoughts of a Restless Mind” because some times that’s what I end up writing about — and y’all know how restless…
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Does it matter?

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One 4th grade girl's self-image

Image by Todd Ehlers via Flickr “I don’t feel like a 60-year-old when I look in the mirror,” said a friend the other day. “I feel so much younger!” I responded, “I feel like I am still in my early 20s!” She went on to say…”Yeah but for the person watching me cross the…
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What’s on your wishlist?

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Make a wish

In an increasingly-consumerist world, most of us have our wishlists — on Amazon, GifTag,Wishlistr…or simply in our heads. Some want to own the Bugatti Veyron and wear a Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph wristwatch. Some wish they could live in a 15-bedroom mansion. Some want to hoard the most expensive gadgets and amenities money can buy….
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Do whatever makes you happy

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do whatever makes you happy

“Life is too short — do whatever makes you happy.” I keep hearing this — from older, wiser people; my parents; my husband; my friends; on television…but is this proposition really that simple to follow? We don’t live in isolation. Most of us, no matter how much we rebel against societal impositions, ascribe to…
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Why responsible journalism matters

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CNN Twitter

I saw this note from Indexed yesterday and couldn’t help but piggyback on it for a more elaborate post. All of us know that journalists play an integral role in keeping people accountable. In bringing to the fore stories that would most readily be swept under the rug. In highlighting the unsung heroes. And…
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Silence is golden

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Enjoy the Silence

Why is silence so uncomfortable? Whether it be a shared commute or a lunch conversation, a pregnant pause always seems to make things awkward. People avoid eye contact, or shoot each other faint smiles trying hard to think of something to say. In elevator rides they resort to talking about the weather. In cabs,…
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Sunset on the beach

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Sunset on the beach

Have you ever walked on the beach around sunset? It seems other-worldly. The mist and the light conjuring up a surreal scene. So fragile. So serene. People soaking in the last rays of the sun. Reveling in the beauty of the moment. Some, like this woman, staring into the endless ocean. Seeking answers ……
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