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Fellow Artist: Stephen Cimini, Branding becomes the work

By Franck de las Mercedes If you don’t know Stephen Cimini, chances are that you’ll say you’ve seen his work in some editorial or luxurious space before. Depending on who I’ve talked about his art, people have described [...]
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The #PeaceBoxes Art Project. To Whom It May Concern: Download Peace

NEW YORK, NY — Can an empty painted box bring about world peace? Can you become an instant activist for peace right now, and right where you are? In visual artist’s  Franck de las Mercedes’ world, this is a possibility.    For [...]
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Censorship

    CENSORSHIP By Vicki Hinze     Censorship is quickly becoming a trend in America.  And it is a trend authors cannot afford to ignore. I heard this after the recent election but blew it off as discontent. Then I saw [...]
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INTEGRITY: It’s Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant

INTEGRITY:  It’s Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant By Vicki Hinze   On encountering an injustice, a friend once told me, “Having integrity is like being a little bit pregnant.  You either have it or you don’t.”   There [...]
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We Will Never Forget

15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 When our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, we pledged to never forget. On this, the fifteenth anniversary of that attack, we again honor the fallen, the injured, the heroes, those left behind. [...]
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Trust… But Verify

TRUST BUT VERIFY By Vicki Hinze   Once, a long time ago, a president used the term Trust but Verify about a foreign policy issue.  It struck me as good advice so I remembered it.  In the years since, it’s proven it’s [...]
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Every Move You Make

  Every Move You Make   By   Vicki Hinze     In a free and civil society, people can hold any opinion they choose, voice it or not, and agree to disagree with others. At least, those have been the hallmarks of acceptable [...]
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Stealing Joy: When Others Feed on Hurting You

STEALING JOY WHEN OTHERS FEED ON HURTING YOU by Vicki Hinze Listen to the Audio We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible.  We’ve been there before, and we know how much it hurts. Whether [...]
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Friendship Breakups

FRIENDSHIP BREAKUPS By Vicki Hinze   Friendship is a gift.  Having someone in your inner circle to talk with, share things with—to be a cheerleader for, and to have cheering for you—is a blessing.  Friends remind [...]
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It’s Always Something

  IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING   By   Vicki Hinze     Well over a month ago, I visited a blog. A popup window informed me that a virus was attached to the article and my computer refused to go there.  Thank goodness [...]