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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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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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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, [...]
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Holiday Blues: When You’ve Lost Everything (or Feel You Have)

Holiday   HOLIDAY BLUES:  WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING  By  Vicki Hinze   This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  [...]
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‘Tis the Season

’Tis the Season   by    Vicki Hinze     ‘Tis the season, but for too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, [...]
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Censorship

    CENSORSHIP By Vicki Hinze     Censorship is quickly becoming a trend in America.  And it is a trend authors cannot afford to ignore. I heard this after the recent election but blew it off as discontent. Then I saw [...]
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Thanksgiving: What It Really Means and Why It’s Important

    Thanksgiving:  What it Really Means and Why It’s Important by Vicki Hinze   Thanksgiving. The word means different things to different people.  It evokes different emotions in all of us. All words have power, [...]