Category Archives: Freedom

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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R & R In New England

Wander through New England with me…. Continue reading

Posted in America, American History, Architecture, Art, baptist, beauty, Boston, Chocolate, church, Community, Culture, Diversity, Food, Free Speech, Freedom, Liberty, Museums, New England, photography, politics, progress, Rhode Island, Roots, time, Travel, wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

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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Rodalena Reflects: Lessons from Atticus

Empathy and critical thinking are risks. They often require one to act… Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: I am Malala

“Why don’t they want girls to go to school?” I asked my father.
“They are scared of the pen,” he replied. Continue reading

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Rodalena Rants: Raising Homewreckers

All I’ll say is you were warned. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Controversy, Education, family, Freedom, Fundamentalism, homes, Motherhood, Parenting, Privacy, Social Media, teenagers | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Gettysburg at 150

Some wounds are too deep to heal completely. Sometimes, people and countries must learn to live with their scars. Continue reading

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The New Stone Bench in Florida

The bench is a monument. To Atheism. Continue reading

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Writing About Politics

Being a responsible, informed, and engaged American citizen isn’t easy. Continue reading

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Signs

I saw a lot of signs yesterday, but I don’t think we can fix this one with signs. Continue reading

Posted in America, Biblical interpretation, Christianity, Community, compassion, Conservatism, Controversy, Culture, current events, facebook, family, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Grace, humility, Jesus, King James Bible, Liberalism, Liberty, love, Media, politics, pop culture, Privacy, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments