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Forced to Face Racism and Sexism: My First Social Media Troll

All the great bloggers experience trolling, right? Well, I just had the pleasure of having a run-in with a sexist, racist man on Instagram! Continue reading “Forced to Face Racism and Sexism: My First Social Media Troll”

30 Day Blog Post Challenge: The Greatest Lesson My Parents Taught Me

The truth is, people will have their preconceived notions of who, what, why, and how you are who you are, without letting you speak a word. Sometimes the bar is set low based on your gender or race, sometimes exceedingly high.

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30 Day Blog Post Challenge: Something I Miss

When you get to the milestone of 30 years of age, there is the likelihood of having a Mary Poppins’ bag of things you’ve lost along the way, and things that you miss, sometimes dearly.

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26 Reasons Why Having Sisters is the Best

Things happen in life and you learn who has your back and who doesn’t. One truth I have always held is that of all the people who have come and gone, my three sisters have been the greatest allies.

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In Love in New York: The Unexpected Lesson Learned in Buffalo

When you love someone from Buffalo, New York, you really have no choice but to develop some good, old-fashioned, chicken wing-type Western New York pride.

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A Look at Divorce Among Firefighters

When you’re the woman in a firefighter’s life, it’s easy to get distracted by the depictions of the fire life in movies and television shows. It seems as though they all have a woman on the side or are indulging in flirting gone-too-far at the local bar. It’s easy to get burdened by the modern “groupie” mentality that exists around firemen. As a matter of fact, I am extremely bothered by the fact that you can actually buy a raglan on Etsy that is screen-printed with fire-themed “Groupie” across the chest. But I digress…
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From the Heart: Dealing With Grief and Loss

If there’s one thing that I can’t say enough, it is this: the key to success in any interaction is open and honest communication. It’s not just how we portray ourselves, but how we perceive others’ actions, words, desires, and needs.
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Gratitude: A Piece on The Envisioned Life and The Real One

Some late-day exploration of gratitude in the hours before the great-American Thanksgiving had me, yet again, at a loss for words.

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To My Cousin, on His Wedding Day

Freddie,

My cousin. My Brother. My Friend.

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