Love, not hate

“Hate cannot drive out hate,” Martin Luther King said. “Only love can do that.” Martin Luther King died more than 50 years ago, but his words are relevant today.

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Speak up

Yikes! Since January 1, I have had computer problems–and then I had more computer problems. I was sick–and then I got sick again. Now I’m better–much better, and I’m ready to begin a new year. It’s still January–the month when we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. He died more than 50 years ago, but his […]

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Happy New Year!

I have been having major computer issues, but I now have a new computer and I’m ready for a new year. I am reminded of a quote from Muriel Rukeyser. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” […]

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Be a heroine

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim,” Nora Ephron once said. We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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Serving the people

Lupe Valdez recently resigned as Dallas County sheriff to run for governor of Texas. She is Hispanic, a Lesbian, a migrant farmer’s daughter. “I’ve lived a life of hard work and service,” she said. “El que no sirve a la gente, no sirve para nada.” (If you’re not serving people, you’re not worth anything.”)

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One woman telling the truth

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” Muriel Rukeyser once said. “The world would split open.” We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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“We’re done, no more”

Time magazine has named “the silence breakers” its person of the year for 2017. The magazine is referring, of course, to the women who have come forward in droves to accuse powerful men and women of sexual harassment and assault. As actress Alyssa Milano, who has helped promote the #MeToo movement, emphasizes, “As women we […]

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Something to hope for

“Rules for happiness: Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” –Immanuel Kant Joe Biden includes that quote at the beginning of his new book Promise Me, Dad, which is the story of what happened to him and his family during the last year of his son Bo’s life.

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Try 300 kicks

The Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall do 300 kicks during one show. That’s enough to burn 1,000 calories, according to an article in the December 4, 2017, issue of the Dallas Morning News. I’ll keep walking. I am sure that I am not up to even 30 high kicks. But, I am determined […]

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Everything is more complicated

Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume—and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life,” says Dr. Hope Jahren, a geochemist and geobiologist. She spoke at the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s 32 annual luncheon in October.

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