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My cell phone rings each weekday morning at 8:30. It is My Person on the other end. “Hi there. How are you?” she asks. “Good. And you?” “Good.” Our chats begin in this mundane fashion each morning. Sometimes we speak for a few moments as one of us has to go, or the connection is bad and we’re frustrated. Other calls last longer. Our conversations contain fluff with details of the evening before, or particulars of what the new day may bring. Our t...

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If Hillary Clinton were a man and Donald Trump were a woman, this election season would still be remembered as one of the most interesting and absurd presidential campaigns ever. This isn’t because of Donald’s irresponsible statements, it’s not because of trust issues involving Hillary, and it’s not because of Bernie Sanders and the rise of the progressive movement. If our presidential nominees’ genders were switched, with 92 days until November 8th, future civics...

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The other day I drove my blue Ford Mustang along Broward Boulevard when, at a stoplight, I heard honking. To my right a twenty-something man in a red Mustang frantically waved for me to roll down my window. I figured he needed directions so I put down the passenger window and leaned toward it, ready to send him on the right path. Instead he said, “Nice car. What year?” “2010,” I told him. “It looks great, but you drive like an old lady.” He cracked up. An...

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Our nation is experiencing a tumultuous time of divisiveness, terrorism, racism and prejudice. Over the last half-century, which is my lifetime, we have witnessed countless disturbing images in photographs and videos, on newscasts, over the Internet, and in person. The current polarization seems inevitable due to all we have seen, and has damaged many of the bridges that unite us.             Confrontations during the civil rights movement,...

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This is a guest post by my sister, Amy Lewis Faircloth.      The news around the world is dreadful. Two young black men recently killed by police officers, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana.  Police officers fatally gunned down in Dallas and Louisiana. Terrorists attack in Turkey and across the globe. Hate attacks in Orlando. Over 80 people murdered by a truck driver in France. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate praises Saddam Hussein. The United Kingdom ...

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