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Sarah’s Tips for Preparedness: Minimizing the Impact of a Natural Disaster

Both before and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria (September 20, 2017), whether in person or online, I have been involved in hundreds of discussions about preparedness. For those of us who've been through a natural disaster, we know being prepared was / is the difference between having one be an inconvenience or catastrophic. Obviously…
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Uses of Comparatives and Superlatives: One Cute, The Others Not So Much

The following is the first thought that came to mind after I read The 53 most stunning lines from Donald Trump's 'Fox & Friends' interview, an analysis from CNN's Chris Cillizza.  What it reminded me of were the comparatives and superlatives lesson in my 7th grade English class. Damn that was a long time ago! The…
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Self-Absorbed or Inability to See an Invisible Disability

[caption id="attachment_2154" align="alignleft" width="810"] Carmen Cruz after her humiliating experience. She managed to leave with her head held high in spite of it.[/caption]                     I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've actually had a lot to say but had to limit my time…
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Color Struck

[caption id="attachment_8512" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Paul and me in St. Thomas, April 2017. Photo credit: Toes in the Sand Photography[/caption] (more…)
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Boricua Empowerment is Born and Moving Forward

What is Boricua Empowerment? Boricua Empowerment is a movement designed to get the people of Puerto Rico believing we can empower ourselves toward independence. Boricua Empowerment is a speaker series taking place all over the island of Puerto Rico. Each event can be attended on its own and yet to get the full benefit, it's…
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Algebra: My Repressed Fears of Being a Failure

Something I have rarely admitted to people is that I failed Algebra not once but three times. Since graduating from high school and becoming an adult, in my day-to-day life failing Algebra hasn't been an issue but I can't say it hasn't nagged at me. You may hear me say sometimes that I see no…
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And the Darwin Award Goes to: Caitlyn Jenner

Neither profound nor eloquent, this is a stream of consciousness about Caitlyn Jenner and her misguided faith in Donald Trump and her insulting and flippant manner in which she expresses it. Donald Trump ran his campaign on hate ... and he won: not only the office of the president of the United States but also…
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Genetic Testing for My Future Dogs and Fighting for ACA: The Dichotomy of Being American

The haves and have nots: to me, this epitomizes the dichotomy of being American. [caption id="attachment_1987" align="aligncenter" width="1254"] Not Sally but another German shepherd dog looking intimating.[/caption] I began liking dogs when I was really little. In particular I fell in love with German Shepherds. The man who owned the dry cleaners my mother frequented had one in…
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