NOLA : The Beginning

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

There’s a Louis L’Amour quote I discovered years ago when reading his short story collection.

That’s never been more true to me than this very minutes.

Fifteen minutes ago, I typed the most beautiful words.

I’ve both dreaded and looked for this moment for years. In the last months, weeks, days it became increasingly difficult for me to not be emotional. I felt I was building up to a loss in my life. Soon I would finish, type those two last words, and say good bye to these characters I’ve grown to love.

Oh, … read the rest. . .

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ONE WORD: Abortion

Recently I posted a question on my Facebook page: How do you feel about abortion? I know it’s a Hot-Button issue. My intent is not to stir the waters, not to preach my personal views. Just to find out what other people think.

It’s been eye-opening and I appreciate everyone’s input.

The two most popular words in this discussion are “choice” and “murder”. When all the color fades away and the soapboxing is over what’s left is “choice” and “murder”.

Abortion is a political topic, a religious topic, and a personal topic. I strongly believe that no matter where you … read the rest. . .

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Why I Cry for TJ Lane

It’s not the first time such a tragedy has shattered its way into our living rooms, our lives. Unfortunately, we also know it won’t be the last.

The news broke sparsely at first: another school shooting. Another random victim. Another suspect at large.

The information trickled in slowly and even now, days later, the aftermath is still confusing, still missing pieces.

But what I think I know, based on what the media has told me, is this:

TJ Lane was bullied.
He grew up with rough parents.
He didn’t get the help he obviously so desperately needed.
He took a … read the rest. . .

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