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Cauliflower

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I grew up calling those white flowering florets wrapped in plastic at the grocery store call-ah-flower. Now I can’t say if it just took me 45+ years to notice it, or it’s because it sounds so different it struck me to pay notice now. But sometimes, I hear English-as-a-first-language people refer to it as cuh-lee-flower. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that everything you can replace with…

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Wonderful West Virginia – A Story

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My Pappy, Noil Clarence Hall, was the subject of my son’s ancestry project for school. Turns out, I was born 7th generation in West Virginia. I didn’t realize how deeply rooted in the same area we are. That means, when West Virginia succeeded from the confederate’s democrat plan to forcefully claim 11 states of their own to make a new country and keep slaves at their disposal – my family…

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What we’re used to, and how to not be anymore

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We’re not supposed to bring up all the bad stuff that everyone has accepted. You know, the stuff we’re used to. I am. Here it goes. If we accept that some people are more deserving than others, something happens. We get used to stuff, because, obviously, it’s not us. It’s them. We are used to looking away at the homeless. We are used to commercials soliciting donations to get disabled…

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Time, Time Everywhere is Time

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Time. You can share it, donate it, commit it, dominate it, sell it and cherish it. It spends all the same, alone or together. Where were you when 9/11 happened? This is a question that everyone has an answer to because they spent it in that moment of realty with you regardless of where they were and it brought you to a shared moment of emotional connection. I think of…

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It’s My Pleasure

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I found this article over the weekend and wanted to share it because I feel it’s a helpful reminder to look at how words really matter. Just as simple as whether your glass is half empty or half full, it’s how you look at it. I am confident that we all want to have the best conversations and outcomes with ourselves and our customers every day. Sometimes, it’s tough.  Whether…

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Beneath the Gates

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I decided to dig out the mixed media art mindset I used to have. At times when there were no words, I would make art speak for me. Been a loooooong time as words tend to come easy for me. Yet the hours spent in searching, cutting, gluing and mixing textures and pictures to articulate reality is actually rather relaxing. I recommend everyone explores ways to express their original feelings…

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Ain’t My First Rodeo

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As my generation hits the half way point of life here on earth averages, and start to see a higer percentage of risks adding in to the inevitable, I take comfort in knowing at my age I can use the phrase, This ain’t my first rodeo More and more into relevant conversations about experience. I suppose it’s the little things that make up for the bigger things. Like rodeos. Go…

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The Silence I Fear Most.

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The silence keeps growing. More and more silence.  We talk to less people.  We share less and less original thoughts.  We fear what may happen to our job, friends, family, marriage, children … if we say what we think. And feel.  We walk on egg shells without crushing any more. Tread silently. Not realizing what all this silence means.  What staying silent will mean. They have taken our voice.  We have…

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Here’s Your Shirt and Here’s Our Reality.

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I can’t help but see these photos of the flocks of people- victims to criminals to traffickers and everyone in between from countries unknown – thousands upon thousands at a time. No waiting in line. No registration. No documents. To make this even more hysterical as we defund police and military, while increasing perks to living off the American grid for free, they get a free Biden t-shirt on their…

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