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Slavery Still Exists

While we are celebrating our freedom from slavery, I would like to take a few moments to remember the people still trapped in slavery’s clutches

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Service Dogs

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The ADA gives disabled Americans the protection they need to interact with society with their help of their service animals. However, we in the disabled community have the responsibility to ensure that our dogs are well trained and well mannered.

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Safe, Safe, Not Safe Anymore

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We’re getting closer to the gate, closer, CLOSER. We’re safe… safe… safe and then whoosh we’re through the gate and my entire being screams, we’re not safe anymore.

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David, Please Come Back

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We need him right now. We need a leader who can show everybody how to do the right thing, and take care of the country by taking care of their people.

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I’m Not the Only One

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I got the best of what the VA had to offer and it nearly killed me. Because of the combination of medications that the VA prescribed, I attempted suicide six times.

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Thank You Baghdad

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Air Force Colonel, Doctor Jon C. Bowersox entered my life one afternoon in 2005, while I was speed walking down the hallway of the Presidential palace. Jon is my wonderful loving husband now, but when I first met him, I found him rather annoying.

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We Can’t Forgive Him for That

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I walked into Renew Float spa last night when Brian, a massage therapist, who knows about my time in Iraq and my experiences as an Army journalist, hit me with the question of the hour. “So, does the reporter have to go?” By reporter, he meant NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams—questionable stories-guy. I don’t know. […]

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There Is No There Here

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Sometimes, it feels like one of those nightmares that you can’t wake up from and when you do, you can’t remember. I talk to other people who were there. We trade stories, but there is no there here.

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Students are Amazing.

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I was sitting in the front seat staring out of the windows when I saw the little girls… They were smiling and happy. How could they be happy, when there was so much to be sad about?

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Big Bird in Baghdad

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Big Bird was my pal and Big Bird never lied. Suddenly, the channels whipped passed again, landing on Fox News. I entered the war the next day.

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No Middle Ground: my life after Baghdad

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My husband and I were sitting at an outside table at Sierra Nevada having lunch, when I suddenly had something else to blame on the Iraq war: My bottom left molar.

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