Living As One of the Unnamed

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Over the past week and a half I have thought much about wives, children, parents, and brothers and sisters who are in mourning. In mourning because their husband, father, son, or brother went to Libya this past December to search for work to support their families and yet was captured by ISIS and beheaded a […]

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Why Celebrate President’s Day?

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In reading the book 1776 by David McCullough I have come to one conclusion: George Washington was dedicated to establishing the United States as a country three years before he was elected the first leader. Washington, who was the colonies’ military leader during the American Revolution, led while among the men. He sacrificed for his […]

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50 Shades of Wrong

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*Editor’s note: In light of the movie “50 Shades of Grey” releasing tomorrow, we are re-posting this blog post originally posted on August 12, 2014. I remember when the book 50 Shades of Grey hit shelves a couple of years ago. Booksellers had a hard time keeping copies in stock and it quickly rose to […]

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The Gates Swing Wide Open

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When I was an undergraduate journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin there was a mandatory assignment for every J-school student at the beginning of each semester: to gather in the auditorium in the old CMA building and watch “All the President’s Men.” I can quote this movie by heart. “All the President’s […]

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

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A familiar old saying says, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” While some might laugh at this phrase, the reality is if you don’t plan for something, most likely nothing is going to be accomplished. For our everyday life circumstances we plan quite a bit. Our personal planning process might […]

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