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  • Book Review: Hello, Cruel Heart by Maureen Johnson
    With this prequel to the upcoming Disney movie, Cruella, and the pre-prequel to 101 Dalmations, Maureen Johnson gives us a fresh perspective on why Cruella turns out to be Cruella. From the start of her journey, Estella navigates traumatic loss while struggling to find her way. Throughout the story, Estella grapples with the voice inside […]

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  • Huntsville Coffee Tour: Sugar Belle
    Hello lovely readers! It has been a while since my last coffee tour post, but we are taking our sweet time getting through these locations. This time around we visited Sugar Belle, a shop that …

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  • A Message to Sanders Supporters
    First – I am one of you. It took me 2 other candidates to get here, but I am now on board with Senator Sanders and sincerely hope he gets the nomination. Having said that, I wish that getting to

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  • Becoming an Antiracist
    Introduction Since last summer, we have heard a lot about being antiracist. The 1619 project, which was released in 2019, was given new life in classrooms and workplaces across the nation as a way to correct the historical record. I am happy to see these moves to remove the whitewashing of history in our public […]

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  • Organic Downsizing Part Two
    Last year, at this time, I published a piece with password protection that discussed the concept of organic downsizing in the workplace. This morning, I decided to open up that post to public viewing and write this second…

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  • Forward Motion
    One of the bad habits that I have is constantly looking back in time and re-thinking the choices I made in my career, education, and just generally about my life. My brain LOVES to over-analyze my past in a way that makes me feel like I am not moving forward in a positive manner. However,…