The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

As an abysmally underinsured American, for the past decade I’ve been acutely aware of the passage of time. Every day that went by felt like it was one day closer to whatever catastrophic health problem was going to take me down. The company I work for thought it was decent and fair to provide its …

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In the heart of downtown Jacksonville stands a 250 year old Southern Live Oak tree with a trunk that’s 25 feet in circumference. Its twisted and tangled branches cover an area 190 feet in diameter. It has borne witness to a live performance by both John Phillip Sousa and Babe Ruth. And yet the vast …

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“Words without action are meaningless” he said to me during our ongoing debate about hypocrisy. “Mother Teresa didn’t have a blog.” Ouch. But you know what, I still disagree. Words, when executed properly and offered at the right place, at the right time, about the right topic, can change the world. Here are some words, …

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