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4 Tactics of a Dream Thief

    4 Tactics of a Dream Thief   By   Vicki Hinze       Our dreams give us things to look forward to in life.  Big or small, working toward them, provides us with the will to get out of bed in the morning, [...]
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The Expectation of Privacy

  The Expectation of Privacy By Vicki Hinze   Not too many years ago, people had an expectation of privacy that was mandated legislatively and widely respected.  Some are under the illusion privacy is still respected. Others [...]
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Coping with the Unexpected

  Coping with the Unexpected By Vicki Hinze The unexpected strikes us all.  Whether you adopt a regimented routine, live by your prioritized To-Do list, or tackle your day by whatever strikes your mood, odds are your plans are or [...]
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Nobody Aspires to Mediocrity

Nobody Aspires to Mediocrity By Vicki Hinze   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said, “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” When I came upon that quote, it was exactly the inspiration I [...]
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Great Debates and Moral Dilemmas

GREAT DEBATES AND MORAL DILEMMAS   By   Vicki Hinze     They’re everywhere and on everything—great debates and moral dilemmas.  I expected to run into a few when I tackled human trafficking in DEADLY TIES, [...]
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Mastering the Craft of Writing

    Mastering the Craft of Writing   By   Vicki Hinze     By nature, writers are interested in many things. They’re observant, reasoning, seek motivations for actions and weigh reactions. Typically, they [...]
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Peace in Tumultuous Times

Peace in Tumultuous Times by Vicki Hinze       We are living in tumultuous times. If you’ve been awake, you’re well aware of this and don’t need a primer to be advised. We’re all seeing a lot of things [...]
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Getting It Right: Fake News Fake Fiction

  GETTING IT RIGHT  By  Vicki Hinze     We’ve all heard a lot about Fake News lately, though it isn’t really anything new, and its claim to fame is not restricted to any group or entity.  We see fake [...]
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A New Year, A New Beginning

  A New Year, A New Beginning   By   Vicki Hinze     Twenty sixteen is drawing to a close.  That closing is an opportunity for us to look back, see what happened during the year, and to decide how we want to go [...]
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Little Christmas Traditions

    Little Christmas Traditions   By   Vicki Hinze     When the children grew up and had families of their own, one of the big changes for us was not having Christmas at home with them on Christmas day.  Instead, [...]