Be Careful of The Hate U Give

Maybe I Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, has shown up on Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, websites, New York Times Bestseller Lists, and everything in between as an amazing, insightful, life-changing read. John Green hails it as, “Stunning.” Others have proclaimed it to be, “Absolutely riveting!” and “Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human.” With so much talk about it, […]

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Marriage: What is it Good For?

“What would you do if I weren’t here?” That is what my husband asks me as he stares at the tower of containers of old/expired leftovers I left on the counter for him. “Well, obviously I’d throw them away,” I reply. “But you’re here, so I don’t have to.” I grin. He shakes his head, hiding a smile, and I know I’ve won. […]

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Never, Never, Never Give Up

…even if your parents tell you you should! My daughter just came into my office, her lips trembling, tears threatening to spill. Why? Because she’d just looked up some puppies she wanted on the shelter website, only to discover, they were gone. No longer available perhaps? But here’s the thing. She was never allowed to get the puppies. She just […]

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