No More Silence

I’m struggling, friends.  My heart is heavy, my body is exhausted, and my mind is fighting to remain at a safe distance from the Dark Place.  I need to be reminded of the good in the world.  Tell me something beautiful, that will restore my faith in magic.  Help me remember my profound belief in…

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First World Woes

In my first Sociology class in college, we learned about ‘Socioeconomic status’ (SES for short). By textbook definition, SES is “a social standing or class of an individual or group, often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation.” As my instructor described in layman’s terms, SES is basically the economic situation you were…

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Is There a Reason?

Around the corner from where I live, there’s a middle school with a track and a large, open field.  On the weekends, it’s a lovely spot for dog walking.  My Heinrich, also known as ‘Hippo,’ is a beautiful, blue nose pit bull.  He may look intimidating to some, but he just wants to love, play,…

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A Rare Political Rant

Hot Mess Molly is not a political blog.  I’m not a huge fan of politics in general, so please know that if I’m bringing up a political issue – it’s because I feel too strongly about it to hold my tongue. I will always, always be open to respectfully discussing differences in perspective; and while…

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