Exercise Your Right to Vote

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For the past month, I have listened to 150 fifth grade students rehearse for their performances this week about the cause and effect of the American Revolution. They sing songs about King George the Third’s empire (13 Colonies), Taxation without Representation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, the first…

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Life happens. We grow older. We leave people and we leave homes. People leave us and people leave our homes. Have you every thought about why our heart still holds onto the memories of these places that we either lived in or visited? I wondered. So, I started asking these…

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Day of Quotes #3

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Quotes! Quotes! Quotes! The cliff notes of life. This week I chose quotes that focus on life changes. Are you about to send your child off to college or the military? Did you experience the death of a family member or friend? Has life recently thrown you a curveball? Whatever you…

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Why Did They Die?

WHY DID THEY DIE?   My daddy is a police officer. I don’t understand why he was shot.   My older brother has dark brown skin like me. I don’t understand why he was shot.   My daddy died yesterday. He’s a police officer. I miss him.   My older…

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Love is Love

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OUR LOVE What makes our love work? What makes me want to know how your day went? What makes me want to kiss you “Good Morning” when I awake? What makes me want to kiss you “Good Night” before I go to sleep? What makes me want to know about…

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Happy Birthday

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“Happy Birthday!” “Don’t remind me!” Why do so many people dread their birthdays? What are they afraid of? Getting another year older? Oh no! What a crime! Do you know how many people wish that they had another birthday, but aren’t given that opportunity? You don’t know, because you can’t…

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