Pumpkin Spice Does Not Make Everything Nice! and some thoughts on the simpler things

The past several weeks have been hectic. I’ve been underwater with some personal commitments and was struggling to keep up with everything, but that’s life and that’s just how it goes sometimes. I hope you’ve been well and making progress on whatever fronts are important to you. This morning I stepped outside and stood in the morning air while enjoying my (plain) coffee (with sugar and cream) and perusing the various streams on my mobile as I do most every morning. The air was heavy and humid and the sun was shining so brightly and warmly that it seemed in

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On this Independence Day, it’s important to think about what and why we’re celebrating.

July 4, 1776 – the day that the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, 243 years ago, the United States of America was “born.” And oh, has she suffered growing pains throughout all those years, but none as potentially damaging to the roots and spirit of its very foundation as we are now seeing unfold before our very eyes. Our current administration seems to revel in laughing in the face of tradition, the checks and balances of our governmental system, and Constitution of the United States. Empowered by delusions of grandeur, defying

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#Debates Round Two & Elizabeth Warren: So Many Plans!

We’re really just getting started here, but I’m definitely on board enough to want to see what she can do going forward. And I feel like she’s got a good shot at the nomination. This is the first election cycle where I don’t feel like I’m being forced to chose from among a field of candidates who are all basically the same.

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Tonight’s the Night! Where to Watch the First Democratic Debate of the Season

Kicking off at 9 PM EDT, tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) debate is being held in Miami, Florida. You can tune in via NBC, MSNBC, or Telemundo. NBC is offering free streaming across their digital channels as well for all those cord-cutters out there! (links below post)

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