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Reading Places

  Reading Places by Tara Randel   Yesterday I was part of a Facebook party. I posed the question, where was your favorite place to read when you were a child?   When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do during the summer [...]

To Trust or Not To Trust

TO TRUST OR NOT TO TRUST   By   Vicki Hinze     We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ~Plato     I started out this morning with [...]

Penny Thoughts: Appreciation

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What Offends Us Today

  What Offends Us Today By Vicki Hinze     The world has changed.  People… not so much.  We all laugh and cry, are happy and sad.  We all get angry and other people hurt our feelings.  Sometimes they [...]

Penny Thoughts: Battles Worth Fighting

          We don’t have to fight every battle that crosses our path.  We don’t have to react to every statement made, every comment, or everything thrown at us. Where and on what we lavish our attention, [...]

Tale of Two Men: Online Behavior

  A Tale of Two Men Studying Online Behavior by Vicki Hinze   In the past year, I’ve watched a tale of two men unfold on social media. Actually, it is still unfolding. I won’t get specific because it’s political, [...]

Penny Thoughts: Civility

Fog of War: Las Vegas

  Fog of War: Las Vegas By Vicki Hinze   Like most, I’ve never been in a war zone. I have had loved ones—at times, two members of my immediate family—in a war zone. The things the mind does to you during that time [...]

The Las Vegas Massacre

  The Las Vegas Massacre by Vicki Hinze   Last night, 59 people died and over 515 were injured in a terrorist attack in Las Vegas. Hospitals are overwhelmed, first responders are overwhelmed and people there and distant observers [...]

Stealing Joy

STEALING JOY by Vicki Hinze   Listen to the Audio We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible.  We’ve been there before, and we know how much it hurts.   Whether we call it someone stabbing [...]