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sun’s up, nobody’s woke

  sun’s up, nobody’s woke we’re bleeding out not only from the gun and knife though we’re losing there, too   we’re bleeding out potential bleaching out dark pools of creativity taking a bucket and brush to possibility   on … Continue reading

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Dreaming of “Ozymandias”

The older I get, the more I’m convinced that there’s nothing a little reading couldn’t cure. I’m not talking about the omnipresent self-help books – the likes of which constitute a $10+ billion industry in the United States alone. Not … Continue reading

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If You Would Only Listen

Caroline Center certified pharmacy technician candidate Keah M. just celebrated the mid-point in her 15-week education and career training program at Caroline Center – the eagerly awaited Halfway Hurrah, a longstanding Caroline Center tradition. At 31 years of age, Keah is … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Means Thinking Beyond the “Firsts”

So the work continues. And for all the young women in this room, all the young men, we can never be complacent. Because we have seen in recent times how quickly things can be taken away if we aren’t vigilant, … Continue reading

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Seeing Strength in Numbers

  How will you spend your courage,/Her life asks my life. No courage spent of/Bloodshot/gunshot/taproot/eye – How will you make your way? Then, respond to the day/some other way than blind – from The World Made and Unmade by Jane … Continue reading

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Just A Truck

Oftentimes, it’s the little things.  And, sometimes, it is just the matter of a truck. Frequently, I receive phone calls from friends of Caroline Center who have furniture they are replacing and they ask me if there is a trainee or … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

It’s good to be in the company of strong women. It’s especially good these days, when there are so many unsubtle reminders that misogyny is all too alive and well. We need an antidote for this poison; and, maybe it … Continue reading

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