Category Archives: advocacy

“Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men”

My title is from a poem by Robert Burns called “To A Mouse”, although many don’t recall that fact even though they are very familiar with the above line. It is usually indicative of something that has been planned that … Continue reading

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Christmas, December, and Random Thoughts

Well, here it is December 20, 2014. My last post was Veterans Day. Guess it goes without saying that I’ve been busy. School is going very well – I made the President’s List of Scholars, and Phi Theta Kappa, as … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Veteran, on Veteran’s Day

I had this blog all written in my head. Knew exactly what I was going to say, and how I was going to say it. Yesterday, it all changed. Every single solitary word. My husband, who is also a veteran, … Continue reading

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Perspective

Sitting here contemplating William Shakespeare, going over conversations that have happened in the last few days, and my brain does what it does – the writing light comes on. So, here’s a word for you to contemplate – perspective. From … Continue reading

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Curve Balls (it IS October)

Yes, it is October. That time of year when the United States baseball fans’ thoughts turn to the World Series. I guess the title is rather arrogant, since we haven’t ever really invited the world to play. I believe the … Continue reading

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Some cancer isn’t physical

Not much on my mind today – but there are so many things going on in the world right now! Those of you who have been with me for the past 13 months know how I feel about cancer. You … Continue reading

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Godspeed, Steven

The world lost a young man today. A family lost an integral part. Steven had beaten cancer – but his body couldn’t withstand another fight. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight as they search for … Continue reading

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One year.

365 days. A short time, really. In this case it seems so. One year ago today, I published my first blog. I took that first step. Who knew? One year later, here I am, a college student. Something I always … Continue reading

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Holidays

Holidays. It’s the Saturday before Easter. Yesterday was Good Friday. This weekend represents to the Christian world the greatest triumph – Christ’s triumph over death. Even for those who are not of that faith, the story of the Crucifixion garners … Continue reading

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In The Blink of an Eye

When you look at life from the perspective of on the outside looking in, its pretty amazing. We have all heard the saying, “In the blink of an eye”, as it relates to major changes in one’s life. Think about … Continue reading

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