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To Spit or Swallow – Elaina Portugal – November 27th, 2018

  To Spit or Swallow? – Elaina Portugal- November 27th, 2018   I scurried through Dollar General looking for ant bait, scratching at every imagined itch. The pesky little buggers had formed a conga line from the base of my … Continue reading

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The Innocent Racist – Elaina Portugal – 2-05-2018

The Innocent Racist  – Elaina Portugal “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou The sun beat down on our backs; sweat trickled along our hairlines making us scratch. Sweaty … Continue reading

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Tasting My Childhood – Elaina Portugal – 12/24/17

Tasting My Childhood – Elaina Portugal 12/24/17 My kitchen counters are covered in flour and the temperature in the kitchen must be ten degrees warmer than the rest of the house. Poluski, polish potato dumplings, are rolled on the counter … Continue reading

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The Biggest Bitch in the Pack – Kerry- 6/4/17

  The Biggest Bitch in the Pack Written by Kerry E.B. Black June 4th, 2017 My daughter, Bear, has a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence. We waited three years while the organization vetted us as a qualified family … Continue reading

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A Band-Aid for the Healthcare Hemorrhage — Lauren Gregory – 3/8/2017

A Band-Aid for the Healthcare Hemorrhage March 8, 2017 Whether we like it or not, we’re in the process of radically changing our healthcare access in America. The House GOP has launched its bill for replacement of the ACA, and … Continue reading

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Crowing for a Peaceful New Year — Kerry – 2/28/2017

Crowing for a Peaceful New Year February 28, 2017 A new year dawned recently, the year of the rooster, and red is the color of wished good fortune in China. So when the morning dawned with a glorious, crimson-stained sky, … Continue reading

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On Writing a Will – Kerry- 2/07/17

February 11th, 2017 On Writing a Will – Kerry E.B. Black Dear Reader Although it will sound like an oxymoron, I discovered a will is a living document. My latest health scare spurred me to create a will. I have … Continue reading

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