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I am a full-time free-lance writer convinced she is the only progressive living in Coastal Georgia.

I relocated south from New England almost seven years ago and the culture shock is still profound. The winters, however, are wonderful and while the politics drive me wild, the people are very nice.

My writing niche is financial and business news, primarily concerning real estate and real estate financing. I have also published widely on green living.

I am a volunteer at a wild-life rescue center and am trying to learn to garden. The fates, however, seem opposed to success in that field.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2011
What If We Wrote a New Constitution, or Two? It could be time to admit that the warring factions in the country simply cannot coexist. Perhaps we need to create new national boundaries along ideological lines rather than continuing the endless and costly battle.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Last Real Election Why are the Republicans suddenly so open about their agenda? Usually when something is as shameful as their anti-woman, anti-minority, pro-big money plans for the country, the proponents usually cloak it under a more palatable cover. Could it be that the Republicans no longer care what voters know because they will never really have to face them again?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
Violent Rhetoric is only Half the Story The immediate reaction to the carnage in Tucson has been to decry violence tinged speech. But speech that divides us into them and us can be just as dangerous to a troubled mind.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Solution to Fox and their Friends Progressives must do some heavy lifting in order to recover from Tuesday's vote. One critical job is to restore a free and objective press and the first step is to eliminate Fox from that definition.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 20, 2010
A Page or Two from the Tea Party Book The Tea Party probably didn't stumble into their successful formula. They have the financial backing to buy the best strategies on the market. So lets steal their playbook and win in November.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2010
For your Consideration: an Example of Christian Sensitivity The religious right is railing about the insensitivity of the builders of the proposed Muslim community center. Ever wonder what happens when the shoe is on the other foot?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 30, 2010
He Ain't Wrong, He's My Brother In an interview rife with irony, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush demanded that President Obama stop picking on his brother. Obama, he said, was "childish" for not accepting full responsibility for current events.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2010
Anyone Know a Hungry Lawyer? Before Comcast can take over NBC and ruin what is left of television, I would love to see a hungry attorney take on a slam dunk case and sue them for total incompetence.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2009
Loud, Selfish, but Definitely not Pregnant Senator Kyl's remark in Friday's Senate Finance Committee Hearing makes it clear that the Republican party and conservatives have one overriding value - selfishness.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2009
Texas Governor's Hollow Threat Governor Rick Perry's recent threat to split Texas into six states didn't elicit the gasps of horror he probably expected.

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