Category Archives: America

Falling

It seems as though extremists on both sides love their party more than they love their country and the America media loves its ratings more than anything. Continue reading

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Rodalena Recipes: Red, White, and Blueberry Pie

Independence Day is coming. We need pie. Continue reading

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On Gun Violence in America

What we need in this country is not the fevered doubling-down of our respective opinions on this issue. What we need is education, empathy, and effective enforcement of our current laws. Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Starbucks, the Evangelical Fringe, and Ephesians 4:32

Marketing, which is essentially communicating a message effectively, is an ever-evolving artistic science, especially at this time of year. (Y’all noticing that “this time of year” seems to sneak up on us faster every year? Me too, but I don’t … Continue reading

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R & R In New England

Wander through New England with me…. Continue reading

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6.26.15

The reactions to today’s ruling have been both encouraging, inspiring, upsetting, entertaining, and a marvelous display of the free speech we in this country so often take for granted. Continue reading

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It Ain’t Right

This is the United States of America and it is 2015, and yet I feel as heartbroken and confused as Jem Finch after the trial of Tom Robinson. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: American Sniper

There is a small category of films that for me fall under the heading of “Movies Everyone Should See.” American Sniper is one of them. Continue reading

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A Southern Girl in New York City

As I wandered around The Big Apple like the doofus tourist I was, it occurred to me: New York City really is larger than life. Continue reading

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2014 NFL Season Preparation Materials

Haul out the face paint, youngsters: it’s almost time for The Season to start. In preparation for the first game of the 2014/15 NFL Season (Thursday night, 7:30 p.m. CST on NBC: Seahawks vs. Packers), rodalena.com is pleased to present … Continue reading

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