What shapes you? What makes you who you are?

Did you ever watch Mr. Rogers as a child? This morning as I signed onto Facebook to send out birthday greetings to friends, a clip from a Mr. Rogers episode caught my eye. The thought of that show takes me back to the living room of the house I grew up in on Saxon Court. I couldn't help but watch it. If you're a fan of Mr. Rogers, you can watch it here. The clip caused me to reflect on television shows and movies that impacted me as a child. I have always loved movies, whether on television or in [...]

Unlikely Hero

Photo: ABC News Have you seen any of the news coverage of the three women rescued in Cleveland?  It has been all over the media.  Three women who were abducted separately while in their teens and early 20s and held in bondage were discovered and rescued by an unsuspecting neighbor, an unlikely hero. One of the victims, Amanda Berry, took advantage of her captors absence and began screaming for help.  Her neighbor, Charles Ramsey, said he wasn’t a hero.  When asked about his neighbor, Ramsey said, I give this dude his mail when it comes to my house. [...]

Speak Up!

What does it mean to lobby for something? Lobbying means to actively try to influence legislation on a specified topic.  It means to use your voice, be it in person, via mail or email, to draw awareness to an issue and ask legislators to do something about the issue.  It is our constitutional right and responsibility to let our elected officials know how we'd like them to vote. This Thursday, February 7th, is Lobby Day  in Georgia on the issue of human sex trafficking in America.  Men and women from across the state of Georgia will come together on the [...]

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