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Picking up the Pieces — Anonymous Guest – 12/5/2016

Picking up the Pieces December 5, 2016 There’s a word for what I’m becoming, but I can’t think of it. A Critic? No … a skeptic? No, that’s not right either. Hold on, let me check a thesaurus … Ah, … Continue reading

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The Day After- Elaina – November 9th, 2016

The Day After -Elaina Portugal November 9th, 2016 Dear Mr. Trump- Congratulations on winning the most coveted job in the world. Today I had to go to work and face my students, students who were not in your camp. I … Continue reading

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Missing Thank You — Kerry – 1/25/2016

Missing Thank You January 25, 2016 In 1976, huge blizzards hit the east coast. Here in Pittsburgh, traffic slid to a crashing halt. Schools cancelled until the school boards worried students would never serve the required 180 days. Thus, because … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf — Kerry – 12/15/2015

Elf on the Shelf December 15, 2015 It is a trend here in the United States to position a plastic-faced, limp-bodied elf doll about the house to inspire children to do as asked. The elf watches with its insipid grin … Continue reading

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Lift Your Torch — Colleen – 11/20/2015

Lift Your Torch 20 November 2015 I love my country, but my country frightens me an awful lot these days. I despair at the widespread forbearance of hatred, which has reached an intensity unparalleled in my memory. From this restive … Continue reading

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Quantifying Quality — Elaina – 9/25/2015

Quantifying Quality September 25, 2015 If you ask anyone who owns a small business, they will tell you life is similar to one big roller coaster ride. The highs are highs, but when you tip over that edge, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Mayday! Mayday! — Colleen – 9/11/2015

Mayday! Mayday! 11 September 2015 I hate to say it, but the terrorists won. Fourteen years after we watched the towers come down, we are a nation that now lives with the constant specter of fear, hate, suspicion, and divisiveness. … Continue reading

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