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If I had a superpower, it would be Words

June 10, 2013

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Nathaniel Hawthorne said, “Words–so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” The power of words can be immeasurable. They can come together to express our thoughts and feelings and they can incite […]

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In love in denial

June 7, 2013

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Many conversations on the topic of  love with those who denounce it as if they’ve resisted its pull and beaten it down or are somehow above it but it’s a form of denial because they do not want to admit that love has in fact beaten them left them battered and bruised with such severe […]

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What’s so special about tomorrow, when today’s already here? [video]

May 22, 2013

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Chances are that right now, at this very moment you have something in mind that you want to do; something you want to accomplish in your life. But you’re busy or not ready, or whatever today’s excuse is, and so, you are deciding that tomorrow will be the day, because there are all these tomorrows […]

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Dreams of a familiar stranger

May 10, 2013

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When I close my eyes to dream I don’t recognize the woman I see. Her long hair flows softly with the breeze, as she stands barefoot on the beach. Not a bikini-clad, sun goddess but a free-spirited bohemian princess. Her crooked, gapped smile lights up her face as she warmly greets passersby. Not with a […]

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Becoming human [guest post]

May 9, 2013

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The fifth in the “Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series.” This one comes to us from writer, Hector Luis Alamo, Jr. Read more of his personal blog, On the Contrary and follow him on Twitter, @HectorLuisAlamo As a mixed-race, mixed-nationality, second-generation Latino American, my identity has been in constant flux for much of my young life.Born in Humboldt Park, and […]

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The dance lesson [guest post]

May 3, 2013

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The fourth in the “Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series.” This one comes to us from educator and writer, Cindy Tovar. Read more of her personal blog, Hispanecdotes and follow her on Facebook and Twitter, @Dagny32 The music is blasting, the lights are dim, and I’m in my element. My eyes search the crowd, looking for someone who can show […]

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