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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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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Our Life, Our Story

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What does your life say about you? What will be your legacy? What exactly is legacy? Is it how you lived your life? Yes, your actions shape your legacy. Is it how you will be remembered? Yes, it will be what others remember about your words and actions that carry…

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What If

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if only you had_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you stayed in a relationship with_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you went to college, stayed in college, or…

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The Struggle For Words

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One month and no words. So many thoughts. So many opinions. So many reasons to write. So many excuses why I didn’t. None of them valid. The ongoing delay involved my nemesis, procrastination, catching up with me and consuming almost every waking hour beyond my regular workday. Late nights of grading…

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Di’s Mind #4

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Di’s Mind is best described as a hodgepodge of random thoughts running through my head at any given time. Today’s topic is Me Time. My definition of “me time” is any amount of time that is used for our own leisure or interests. Add your own thoughts at the end. What comes…

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