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Author: Tina Drake

Educational Success – The Eighth Deadly Sin

“You are the person who has to decide whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind.  Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind.  Whether you’ll try for the...

Conservative Americans: Fed Up Yet?

Over and over again, I ask myself when will conservative Americans be fed up with the way society is moving.  Aren’t we tired of this yet? Tired of things in Congress always being “conservatives...

Dennis the Menace in North Korea: Ignorantly Harmful?

It amazes me how liberal American “icons” feel the great need and desire to raise themselves to the level of U.S. Diplomats when dealing with foreign dictators.  What is it in the mind of...

The “Bathroom Bill”: Flushing Our Rights Away

In this world of technology and information sharing, you would think nothing could slip past any of us who try to keep up with political news.   Each morning, my e-mail and social media sites are...

Dangerous Spheres of Influence: Does Huma Abedin’s Upbringing Matter?

There is a recurring conversation in our home as to what extent the environment we grew up in effects our life as adults. I believe the environment a person grows up in does affect their...

The Age of Aquarius Has Arrived

The 5th Dimension song “The Age of Aquarius” was #1 on the Billboard Charts when I was a toddler in the 1960’s.   For years I would hear the song on the AM radio in our family car but I never...

Where was Hillary at 3 A.M.?

During the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton ran what some believed to be an effective campaign ad, assuring voters that if a call came into the Oval Office at 3am, Hillary...

TIME (Warped) Magazine

As a child I remember going into my parent’s room always sure to find the most recent edition of TIME Magazine sitting on top of the stack of mail.  The most interesting section of the magazine...

What’s Up With Angus T. Jones From “Two and a Half Men”?

This week Angus T. Jones, the “1/2” of the TV show “Two and a Half Men”, created a stir when he openly began speaking of his recent awareness of God and a relationship with Him.  The stir wasn’t...

Take Nothing for Granted

This time of year is so wonderful! The cooler weather, shorter days, and changing leaves; yes, even in the Southwest, some of us have the chance to enjoy the changing of leaves. Even more...

YOU Hold the Key!

Election Night in America felt like a semi-truck plowing through our home.  By the next morning I wanted to ask if anyone had gotten the license plate number of the truck that had metaphorically...

Sandy: She Isn’t Political, But She Can Be Insightful

Sandy is such a sweet name.  When I hear the name “Sandy” I think of two of my friends who share the name, with their calm and pleasant natures–such joys to be around.  I also think of...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Recently I began wondering what it would be like if President Obama’s campaign began playing Neil Sedaka’s hit “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” at his campaign rallies.  It’s...

The Morality of Money

Dave Ramsey, the creator of Financial Peace University, host of radio and television shows as well as a financial author, has a wonderful description of money that has stuck with me for years. He...

Final Presidential Debate: 3rd Time’s a Charm

Did you hear the great roars of enthusiasm rising through the air around 10:30 pm (EST)?  The debates are over and the appropriate song for this moment would be Barry Manilow’s “Looks Like We...

Taming the ‘Shrews’ – The Town Hall Debate

The second Presidential debate of this election cycle was a battle.  We knew it was going to be feistier than the first debate, but this one actually had me yelling at my television to be quiet!...

The One and Only Vice Presidential Scuffle (aka Debate)

The Vice Presidential debate was certainly a different tone than last week’s Romney/Obama debate.  It was interesting to see the “presidential backups” going after it, as they did at times. The...

Lead or Get Out of the Way – Mitt Romney and his foreign policy

Mitt Romney gets it.  It is fully evident that he understands how to think through the needs of this country and make a plan to bring America back from where we have gone in recent years with our...