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Derek Jeter: The Prince of New York

Photo above: Derek Jeter’s final at-bat at Yankee Stadium. It was the bottom of the 9th inning, the game was tied between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, 5-5. Evan Meek was on the mound for the Orioles and […]

Derek Jeter: The Prince of New York

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Photo above: Derek Jeter’s final at-bat at Yankee Stadium. It was the bottom of the 9th inning, the game was tied between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, 5-5. Evan Meek was on the mound for the Orioles and […]

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Children: The art of letting go

I watched him ride down the hill to school on his scooter, going fast enough to make the straps hanging from his backpack flap behind him. As he got

NFL has troubles that money can’t hide

Screen shot from TMZ video, via  YouTube, showing Ray Rice dragging Janay Palmer out of elevator. The National Football League’s carefully cultivated image as the keepers of Sunday’s heroes has

Bullets and Burgers: Is eight too young to fire an Uzi

A typical family vacation ordinarily brings to mind a trip to a beach, a road trip, or maybe a destination like Walt Disney World Resort. But last week, as

Ice buckets, racism and mental illness: The summer of 2014

Three stories have dominated the news of the past week—the police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, the death of actor-comedian Robin Williams, and the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Normcore: Average is the new chic

Has the cast from Seinfeld become the new fashion barometer? (YouTube) Great news, average American citizen. You are now cutting edge, über cool and part of the in crowd, all without

Refugee children bordering on desperate

Photo above: Angry protestors stop buses with refugee children in Murrieta, CA. (YouTube) The over 52,000 unaccompanied minor children who have crossed our country’s borders in the past year are not

Hobby Lobby is a slippery slope

The day after the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby declaring that family-owned businesses are not required to provide certain forms of birth control

Ordinary people accomplish the extraordinary

It started as an ordinary day in May in Lowell, Massachusetts. John was making breakfast at home for his children, in the same kitchen he himself grew up in.

Independence Day: the meaning of Patriotism

July 4th: a day to celebrate America. Fireworks, cookouts, family gatherings, red, white, and blue bunting and a long weekend have become the hallmarks of Independence Day. Flags waving

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