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What is Youth?

What is “youth”, really? Does a dictionary define it or do we? If there were a magic serum to retain “youth”, would it be a universal type of youth that covers everything; and what of a woman my age? Would it act retroactively and take me back to a more youthful me? Or, would it freeze time for me where it is now; how I look now; how I think now; how I feel now; who I am now?

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Things I Never Want To Do … Ever

by Cheri Roberts, Cheri Speak, Challenging the Rhetoric Every one has things they would never do. Or at least, they would never do if they could absolutely avoid it. Here are … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Are We Doing?

We demonize a legitimate medicine at the same time we invite those we love to partake of poison and call it “Happy Hour”… What are we doing? We spend more … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Politely Screaming

When I was a small child I loved to sing. Not too much has changed. I’m just not quite sure when singing became a means of decompressing and not just … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

What Will Be, Will Be?

“Fate”and “destiny” are “meant-to-be” words we apply to many things at our convenience. For instance… Many people question the legitimacy of a God who can allow infant deaths and disease, … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 19 Comments

What is YOUR Online Reputation?

Have you Googled yourself lately? Why not? Be sure you clear your cookies and temp files first; even better, do your search using someone else’s computer. What came up? Did … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 10 Comments

My How Times Have Changed

How would you feel talking to a cop about weed? What if it was a member of the Supreme Court or an Attorney General? That pretty much sums up my … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 22 Comments

The First Time I Participated in the WordPress Daily Prompt

My hands were shaking. I was terrified to throw myself into the fray. I have no idea why? I rarely get intimidated, but something about participating in this daily ritual … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Allegiance Breeds Bias

From childhood we are raised to take the “Pledge of Allegiance” in America, idolizing the fabric of a flag and the trodden ground on which we stand. It’s an indoctrination; … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Three Good Reasons to Participate in the “Daily Prompt”

The question posed by WordPress is this, “Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey?” Writing prompts come in many sizes … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

Will You Remember Me?

My life as an activist and journalist has taken me to unusual places and it has provided me with a unique perspective of — not just our government, but also … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

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