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Philosophies

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 →

Medicaid Expansion

My Letter to the Editor, published in the Union Leader on December 21, 2017 http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171221/OPINION04/171229894/1004/opinion Keep Medicaid expansion in NH December 21. 2017 12:02AM To the Editor: The New Hampshire Health Protection Program, also known as Medicaid Expansion, is a… Continue Reading →

Golden Rule

  The Golden Rule is also called the Law of Reciprocity. It is taken from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, as reported in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31). The Golden Rule boils down to three simple thoughts: One should treat others as one… Continue Reading →

Me, too

  I was sexually assaulted.  It was nearly half my lifetime ago, when I was a different person. I’ve come a long way since then, but it hasn’t always been easy.  I was a mousy housewife, financially living… Continue Reading →

Racism- Kids against Kids

Today we see another story about abuse … because one kid, right here in New Hampshire, didn’t like the color of another kid’s skin. How is this possible? These kids had to have learned this attitude from someone they respect…. Continue Reading →

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