Burned Into My Soul…

Today is the six year anniversary of the Galleria fire. It is difficult to believe it was six years ago, I can recall so many of the moments in the week after the fire like they were yesterday – they are burned into my soul. I still remember watching the fire in disbelief as multiple fire…
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Let me say at the outset that I do not draw conclusions about the actions of law enforcement officers from videos posted on social media. I learned long ago that it is prudent to wait to hear all the facts before coming to any conclusion about whether an officer’s actions were lawful and justified. The split-second decisions…
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October 11th

When I was young, October meant one thing to me – Halloween. As I got older, I came to also view October as the month of my mother’s birthday. After my mother died in 2002, I came to view October as a month in which I memorialized my mother. In 2010, I came to know…
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The Investment Bank

One of my favorite business-based community initiatives comes from Bell State Bank & Trust and Bell Mortgage.  The initiative, Pay It Forward, which was started in 2008 by Michael Solberg (now the President and CEO of the Bell State Bank & Trust and Bell Mortgage), has resulted in over $4.1 million being given to individuals,…
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Can You Help?

Today I am sharing with you a correspondence that was forwarded to me by my lovely friend Katherine Tweed who aside from being a fabulous person has community service hardwired into her soul.  The correspondence comes from Erin Prochnow the Executive Director of YWCA Cass Clay and is a plea for help.  I hope that…
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