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Philosophies

Peace Day

Friday, September 21, 2018: International Day of Peace (United Nations) Every year since 2013, on September 21, we recognize the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace across the globe. The day is dedicated to peace education, the key to reducing war, and is… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Birthday Wish

I have known Tommy for about five years. I watched him grow from an awkward pre-teen to an articulate young man. I have seen his family struggle with health issues, accidents, injuries, and death of close family members. I’ve seen… Continue Reading →

Kisielice, Renewable Energy and Veto Day

“The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from wind and biomass. In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The… Continue Reading →

Opioid Workshop – Northwood

Fighting the opioid crisis is one of my top priorities. My eyes picked up when I spotted this workshop, so, while it’s an hour away from Salem, it might be worth the trip. Anyone want to carpool? The Opioid Crisis:… Continue Reading →

Addiction

“Once an addict, always an addict.” I know, because people close to me have fought substance abuse issues. They are addicts. I spent a fair number of years of my life with someone who was an alcoholic. He was a… Continue Reading →

4th of July

  Kudos to the Town of Salem for another great Independence Day celebration! What a nice event they put on every year. The fireworks this year lasted for about 25 un-interrupted minutes, and had some unusual lights. I’m glad to be… Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

Confession time: I grew up in Massachusetts, spending the first 18 years of my life in Danvers. Haters are going to hate, but, like the Dreamers, I had no control over where my parents decided to raise me. Two weeks… Continue Reading →

Trade Wars

I’ll admit, I don’t know a great deal about tariffs, but, as a State Rep, it won’t be anything I would be expected to know. What I do know is that as a State Rep, I will have to take… Continue Reading →

Water Question #1

I was asked, “Just curious to know if you’re familiar with the seriousness of our water problem and what your idea for helping us correct that problem is.”   I believe we have two kinds of water concerns: 1. Quality… Continue Reading →

Gun Violence

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE I believe that we can respect the Second Amendment rights of responsible gun owners and still reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe. Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with a gun than… Continue Reading →

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