Words: “Justice Consists Not In Being Neutral …”

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“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.” -- Theodore Roosevelt ***** Theodore (T. R.) Roosevelt, Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) The 26th President of the United States (1901–1909) Husband, Father, widower Cowboy, rancher, … [Read more...]

Don’t Give Up. A Better World Is Possible.

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There are days when it is just overwhelming to think about all the wrongs being done and the incredible pain being inflicted in our world -- wars, murders, shootings, rapes, suicides, cruelties, floods, droughts, pollution, disease, poverty, homelessness, hunger, lies, corruption, theft ... How does one look in to the cavernous depths of so many … [Read more...]

A Herd Of Wild Horses — Genetics And Preservation

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About a month ago I was able to see the wild horses of Corolla, North Carolina for the first time.  What a sight they are to watch in their natural habitat. Our guide told us that the wild horses came to the area about 500 years ago when the Spanish were exploring the Atlantic coastal area.  The waters around Nags Head are an atrocious place to … [Read more...]

Words: “… Poke Life …”

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"The minute that you understand that you can poke life... that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. I think that’s very important and … [Read more...]

Music: ENOUGH by The Mrs

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It's well proven that if you repeat something often enough people will accept that "something" as a truth, even if it is actually a lie. Every day, all day, and from every corner imaginable, we are bombarded by media and a society that not only questions our worthiness, but demands that we constantly take measure of ourselves and our lives and … [Read more...]

Has Comic-Con Cosplay Become Sluts vs Creeps?

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At the recent Comic-Con Convention in San Diego, costumed female cosplayers were on the receiving end of much sexual harassment and are fighting back against the creep factor. Jerry and I get into it over the concept of “personal responsibility.”  I pointed out that there is no way to put the responsibility on a woman for her mode of dress as … [Read more...]

Words: “…the danger of futility…”

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"...the danger of futility: the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills-against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's greatest movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man [woman]...Few will have the greatness to bend history … [Read more...]

Will Women Decide the 2014 Elections?

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It is always my privilege to be a guest on the top rated Jerry Doyle Show.  Jerry and I debate the power of women in the upcoming midterms, some risky Senate races and why women don’t give more dough politically.  Often, money equals influence so its important for women to find new ways to make themselves heard. For some background on the changing … [Read more...]

Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership

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Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (5 feet, 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the Dallas finals. Her jaw-dropping performance, beating out many men in the process, is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere.  Her video, shared below, has had nearly 6 million hits.  While … [Read more...]

Is There A Hillary Metric?

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On her book tour for HARD CHOICES, Hillary Clinton has been getting a fair amount of lambasting from a pundit class that looks to be lying in wait in the tall grass. As usual, Secretary Clinton is graded by a different metric than other potential candidates or private citizens, which she is.  Is there a level of good that would be good enough in … [Read more...]

Hillary, Leadership and the GOP Upset

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What do the American people want in a leader going forward? In my first guest appearance on Newsmax TV's "Midpoint" with Ed Berliner, we discuss Hillary’s new book "Hard Choices", the media's focus on Benghazi, and what the American people want in a leader and if Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking loss to an unknown in the VA … [Read more...]