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Disbanding jROTC: a Solution for Safer Schools?

Recent school shootings have everyone calling for change. The women-led activist group CODEPINK is calling for a national disbanding of jROTC programs. Not only will this not solve the problem, but it will hurt the thousands of students helped…
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Ballistic Missile Threat – The Sad Truth

Hawaiian residents are no strangers to mainlanders not quite understanding what life in the islands is like. Sure we’ve got amazing beaches, sunsets, hikes, fishing, food and the list goes on.   Like many of my fellow Hawaii residents,…

Why I Let My 9-Year Old Wander the Airport – ALONE

Go ahead and judge away. I can feel the scoffs, sideways looks and complete shock at the idea that a mother would allow her child to wander an airport by himself.   I’m that mother! And proud to be her!   Letting your…

Can Your Baby Not Cry on the Plane Please?

For travelers nowadays, things couldn’t be more stressful. At airports you’re being asked to open your bags, show your ID 70 times, or practically strip down to then be patted down because the scan didn't like you. Don’t get me wrong,…
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Driving-thru Life

We have reached the age where most of us spend more time in our cars than we do in wakeful hours at home. You can get just about anything done in your car. We have drive-thru windows for fast food, coffee and donuts, and even banks. Heck,…

Baby Zen and Pure Insanity

Insanity was once described to me as “the result of doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result.” It was soon after that I realized that the same person had to be one of the most insane individuals I have ever…