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Public Service

One of the most humbling and heartwarming aspects of my former work in media was the position of public service director. The job required me to canvass the communities in our station’s primary signal reach area and reach out to … Continue reading

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African-American History Month

A couple of weeks ago while watching a clip of “Saturday Night Live”, a segment including Leslie Jones impressed me.  She went on a rant about Black history.  Jones exclaimed, “Here’s my issue: We cram all of Black history into … Continue reading

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Worshipping Heroes

Earlier this month, one of my childhood heroes passed away. In my mind John Glenn will always be the astronaut who rode the “Friendship 7” Mercury capsule into orbit around the Earth. Earlier generations’ heroes were many, the brave service … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Defamation

2016 has seen an allegations-filled news cycle. The general election has especially been a contentious one.  So many accusations were cast out for public consumption that it has been difficult to  determine which ones are true and which ones are … Continue reading

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Creative Maladjustment

I have a vague memory of mom telling my maternal grandmother that there was something not quite right about how I colored the pictures in coloring books.  Mom didn’t understand why I made green cows beneath a pink sky or … Continue reading

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Season For Nonviolence

Anger and the urge to attack or counterattack seem to be built-in responses in inter-personal relationships.  However, throughout the centuries, wiser people have demonstrated that violence need not be automatic. There seems to be a simple yet difficult choice that … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Act Of 1964

There will probably always be a segment of the population that insists upon treating people in an uncivil manner. This is particularly true in their behavior towards people they perceive as different.  Some of the more radical members go out … Continue reading

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