What’s your financial outlook for 2017?

Christmas is coming; 2017 brings a new administration; hostilities around the world are escalating daily. Is your job secure? Are your finances in order? Will your home and 401K increase in value? Are rising health care costs an issue for you? These are questions that many concerned Americans are asking as December approaches. Do you have definitive answers […]

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5 Crucial Keys to Conflict Resolution

History has been rife with moments when resolving conflicts at the point of critical mass could have prevented social unrest, violence, or even war. To many citizens in the United States, it may seem that the time for peaceful resolution is past, but there’s still hope. Those on both sides of the political fence need to start communicating and compromising […]

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Our Children don’t Read

What was the title of the last book you read? I make this inquiry any time I meet someone new. With older folks, born before 1984, it usually leads to a conversation about literature. When I pose the same question to younger people, the most common response is, “I don’t read.” As a writer, this deeply saddens me. As an […]

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Who is the Real Enemy?

Is this the face of a hero or a villain? Julian Assange is unquestionably one of the most well-known characters of the new millennium, but have his “thoughts” brought about change for the better or for the worse? Proponents are not hard to find for either side of the argument. Assange is, for lack of a better […]

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Social Media Responsibility: To whom much is given, much is required …

“Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” What “matters” to us? Petty subterfuge? Relationship […]

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Felinian Chronicles Part 1: The Hunt

Her senses were heightened as she stalked eastward across the great wall. The Felinian was acutely aware of the recent proclamation by the dark emperor regarding the Porcellians. Hunting them was strictly forbidden, but the survival needs of her tribe dictated defiance of the mandate. Listening carefully to detect the slightest echo of small footfalls, ever watchful for the emperor’s bloodthirsty […]

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