Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Disaster

“I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.”  - Edgar Allan Poe  Haiti, Holocaust, Darfur, Sudan, Hurricane Katrina, Pompeii, the Great Chicago Fire, the Hindenburg, Hurricane Andrew, San Francisco Earthquake – 06 and 89, Challenger, Titanic, Flu Epidemic – 1918, H1N1 Virus …

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Home

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”  - Maya Angelou Maya Angelou is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer”. She is best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which …

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Parenting

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.”  - Hodding Carter, Jr. Carter is best known for his work on Jimmy Carter’s Presidential campaign in 1976. President Carter appointed him Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department spokesman; Because of the Iran Hostage Crisis, …

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Nicknames

“Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.”  -  Thomas Paine Smarty pants, nature boy, string bean, honey, baby, stretch, braniac, muscles, shrimp, hot stuff, butch, giraffe, tiger, hairy, dough boy, marlboro man, camel breath, romeo, baldie, sparky, dollface, hot dog, boom boom and many others. At some time in our lives we …

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Hugs

“Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.” –  Leo Buscaglia Leo Buscaglia worked actively to overcome social and mental barriers that inhibited the expression of love between people, from family to acquaintances to people with disabilities, the institutionalized, and elderly, to complete strangers, often making his own forwardness on the subject a topic of …

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