I got Facebook somewhere between the age of 16 and 17, when it was new and all the rage. Everyone was posting pictures and statuses and for those in my generation, this novel platform brought tons of awareness and light and connection in a profound way. That was more than a decade ago. Since then, …
I grew up going to daycare on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. My daycare provider, Vicki, had five children of her own (four of whom were boys), cared for her brother-in-law’s five kids (four of whom were girls), on top of caring for my brother and me. There was always someone to play with. I …
I’ll come right out and say it: Liberals don’t want to take your guns. If you're afraid to vote for Democrats in 2020 solely because you don't want to lose your guns, you have nothing to be afraid of. And if you vote based on this unrealistic fear, you could continue to hurt us all. …
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