Monthly Archives: November 2008

Lincoln letter discovered…

DALLAS – A Texas museum hopes a document found in its archives turns out to be an authentic government copy of Abraham Lincoln‘s eloquent letter consoling a mother thought to have lost five sons in the Civil War. The famed … Continue reading

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Good Advice…

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy … Continue reading

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My son and Racial Profiling…

This morning, I read this post on Elwood’s internet site. This particular post read:   In response to Obama’s complaint that FOX News doesn’t show enough Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX Network has announced that they will … Continue reading

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Kentucky Teen Beats The KKK…

(CNN) — A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because they mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

  By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the … Continue reading

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Bright Shining Moments…

I love this air of hopefulness, this air of accomplishment, this air of vision and foreword thinking. In 2000 we missed the feeling of change, the feeling of renewal because of that hotly contested election that dragged on well into … Continue reading

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Bright Shining Moments…

This past week’s election seems to have ignited a multitude of bright shining moments – moments that have touched others in a deep, hopeful manner. This particular story was on Indianapolis’ Channel 8… INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – When President Elect Barack … Continue reading

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The Egg…

Jose, 16, began a science experiment for his biology class last Friday. He placed an egg in a mug and filled it with vinegar. It was a pretty neat transformation into a gel-like form. Wednesday, I noticed the newly transformed … Continue reading

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One hundred three… and a half!

Tuesday morning, I hurried my morning routine along so I could be out the door by 8:45am to vote. As I was getting into the car, I twisted my back – somehow – and was in great pain. Muscle spasms … Continue reading

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November 4, 2008

Tonight, an incredible dawn has begun to emerge. Though there will surely be some storms, we now have a captain that will steer the ship safely into the harbour. We have redefined our national spirit, and rededicated our vision to … Continue reading

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Election Day…

It is 8:30am, and I will leave in a few minutes to cast my vote for the 2008 election. Right now, I am watching Barack Obama casting his vote. The first African American presidential candidate voting for himself to become … Continue reading

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Woodland Cemetery… a wonderful place!

Yesterday, Jose wanted to hike through historic Woodland Cemetery. We grabbed Flyer, the camera and set off on the 5 minute ride. A beautiful day, and tons of gorgeous photos!

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…One day more…

In about 36 hours we may know who our next president shall be. I pray it does not become a fiasco of 2000. Whomever accepts the country’s charge, I trust like President John Adams wrote his wife upon his first … Continue reading

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Tuesday night's play-by-play coverage…

I thought this was incredibly interesting – the break-down of what to expect Tuesday night. 7 P.M. ET Polls close in the first six states. We’re pretty sure that South Carolina and Kentucky will go to McCain and Vermont to … Continue reading

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