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Generosity in Children

Often, as adults, it is easy for us to forget how generous in spirit children are when left to their own devises and without the interference of us 'well meaning adults.' Our influence upon them can suck the beauty and kindness straight out of those amazing little souls faster than anything I've ever seen ...
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Sharing the love

Sometimes, someone says something in a way that I wish I could or hoped I could or want to, but just can't. And those are the times that I ask you to read something someone else wrote in the hopes that it can make you feel the way I felt when I read it. ...
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And now for something serious…

There are many things in my life that I am passionate about that I don't take the time to write about here. It isn't that I don't care enough, it's that I understand and am aware that my passions are not the passions of everyone. And I also know that when people are ...
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Chicago White Sox fans are rude

While I'm aware that my title is antagonistic and I'm setting myself up for trolls, I would be remiss if I lied about my experience at the U.S. Cellular field. I'm also aware that most of our experiences are made up of our perceptions, so I'm going to make the rudeness short and then ...
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Guns for Circus Tickets: The Nashville Incentive

Back in July, a Nashville church offered an interesting incentive to people in the area to decrease violence: bring in your guns and for every gun you turn in, we'll give you 5 free tickets to see a circus that is coming to town. When I initially heard about this program, the skeptic ...
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Boys are growing up too fast

The other night, in my Gender Roles class, we watched the documentary 'Raising Cain.' Overall, it was an informative and thought-provoking film about boys and I highly recommend it for anyone who has a boy, who works with boys or who might do one or both someday. While I was watching it, there ...
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