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Why Did Raymond in the 5th Grade Need Bullets?

Posted June 14th, 2013 by

Raymond is suffering from depression. He doesn’t know that he is depressed. He is 11-years-old and in the 5th grade. He only knows that he is tired of feeling this way. He has no friends with whom he can be himself. School is too hard. His parents only accept “A”s and he can’t come close [...]

Social Justice: Business as Usual

Posted November 29th, 2012 by

On the heels of our highly divided presidential election, I had a cordial post-election discussion with friends, a mixed group of Republicans and Democrats. (Yes, this is still possible, even in Texas!) One friend said, “One of the things I love most about this country is that no matter what happens on November 6th, we [...]

5 Reasons Why We Need the EPA

Posted March 16th, 2012 by

In the clean air fight, opponents of the Mercury Standards and Toxics Rules have begun to step up their game with fresh attacks on the EPA. There is an apparent collective Congressional brain fog about the history and origins of the EPA, the agency established as a bipartisan effort under Republican president, Richard Nixon. Given [...]

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