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Tale of Two Men: Online Behavior

  A Tale of Two Men Studying Online Behavior by Vicki Hinze   In the past year, I’ve watched a tale of two men unfold on social media. Actually, it is still unfolding. I won’t get specific because it’s political, [...]

My Fake Life

  My Fake Family by Julie Arduini   Years ago, I received a tote bag for Christmas that featured pockets to place your own pictures on both sides. It was a season where I was overwhelmed with moving, young children, and the baby was [...]

Fog of War: Las Vegas

  Fog of War: Las Vegas By Vicki Hinze   Like most, I’ve never been in a war zone. I have had loved ones—at times, two members of my immediate family—in a war zone. The things the mind does to you during that time [...]

The Las Vegas Massacre

  The Las Vegas Massacre by Vicki Hinze   Last night, 59 people died and over 515 were injured in a terrorist attack in Las Vegas. Hospitals are overwhelmed, first responders are overwhelmed and people there and distant observers [...]

Stealing Joy

STEALING JOY by Vicki Hinze   Listen to the Audio We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible.  We’ve been there before, and we know how much it hurts.   Whether we call it someone stabbing [...]

The Beauty of Broken

  The Beauty of Broken By Mary Alford   Have you ever felt so broken that you didn’t see any way of coming back from it? Brokenness can come either from the circumstances forced on us or the self-infliction caused by us, and [...]

WHY THE EMMYS RATINGS TANKED

  WHY THE EMMYS RATINGS TANKED  By  Vicki Hinze      At one time, Americans held their breaths to see who would win the awards. It was topic discussed all over the place. You could be at the water-cooler, lunching [...]

Cotton Reigned Until Slavery Was Outsourced

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Today, Western nations are forced to consider the price and flow of crude oil in all foreign policy decisions concerning the Middle East. From Algeria to Iran, Oil is King. However, back in 1861, petroleum was [...]

IN HER OWN WORDS: HOW MARGARET DALEY COMES UP WITH HER STORIES

In Her Own Words by Vicki Hinze   Readers ask. Editors ask. And other writers ask:  How do you come up with your stories? The answer is simple, and complex. It’s different for every writer. Unique to that writer. For some, it’s [...]

Character and Credibility

  Character and Credibility By Vicki Hinze   This morning, doing time on my treadmill, I set aside my music and watched a few minutes of news—maybe four to five minutes of news—and in that time, I saw two members of congress [...]