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Divided We Fall

I don’t write much about controversy. I don’t rant about politics. Or religion. I don’t engage in debates on Facebook. I make it a habit to steer clear of the latest social media trending topics. Blue/gold dresses and gender-specific restrooms are not my typical blog fodder, because to be honest, in a few days those topics will have been forgotten.…

Dear ex-Facebook friend

Dear ex-Facebook “friend,” I have over 600 “friends” on Facebook now. Good people. Different people. Diverse people. These people aren’t strangers to me. I try to make sure I have at least met people in person that I allow into my social media circle. So those are 600+ people that I know from high school, college, work, fundraisers, and actual…

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Zoë and Chaliyah met when they were in the 3rd grade. They were in the same class, and just sort of gravitated toward each other. Zoë started to tell me about Chaliyah, and the little things they had in common. They both loved Twilight. And Taylor Lautner. They loved the same books. And the same music. Later on that same…