Rants and Raves
Rants and Raves
The Garissa Massacre

The Garissa Massacre

Last week’s news of the massacre in Kenya left me feeling frustrated…sad…sorrow-filled. The gunmen reportedly targeted non-Muslim students on the Garissa University College campus, slaughtering at least 147 students and staff in a matter of hours. 147 dreams...

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Confessions of Juror #2

Confessions of Juror #2

I have a confession. I hate jury duty. In fact, I have always gotten out of it when called, always finding good excuses. I would go in prepared to use my position as a small business owner…or a newspaper publisher…whatever it took to get out of serving. So as I...

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Readers Respond to Crossing the Bridge from Selma to Ferguson – See more at: http://theievoice.com/readers-respond-to-crossing-the-bridge-from-selma-to-ferguson/#sthash.EZJoO7vO.dpuf

Readers Respond to Crossing the Bridge from Selma to Ferguson – See more at: http://theievoice.com/readers-respond-to-crossing-the-bridge-from-selma-to-ferguson/#sthash.EZJoO7vO.dpuf

I am off this week proudly serving jury duty, a vital part of our democratic duties, but I would like to share with you two responses to my recent column Crossing the Bridge from Selma to Ferguson, one from Rudy Gonzalez here in the Inland Empire and the other from...

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Being Change Agents @ Home

Being Change Agents @ Home

Many of my Rants & Raves begin as conversations at home. Normally I attend an event, read a news article, listen to talk radio or watch something on television, and then the discussion begins. Primarily with my husband Rickerby who has also become the...

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Be Like Lisa…Just Do It!

Be Like Lisa…Just Do It!

In my recent column The Courage and the Will to Change, I asked to hear from concerned citizens and community leaders who share my belief that we have the ability to build a better community for everyone. The article focused on some of the responses I received and...

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Celebrating Love

Celebrating Love

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” -Sophocles, “Oedipus at Colonus” The day after Valentine’s Day I attended two very different events: a memorial service and a wedding. Both in Riverside, separated only by a few hours and a...

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