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Linda Sharp
Internationally recognized author, columnist, event speaker and TV/radio personality.
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This morning the world is darker. This morning the world is less. Waking up to the news of the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings, the sense of loss across the country is palpable. Well, at least to the majority of... Continue reading
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Two years ago I asked the question of Trump supporters. Two years ago there was already so much depravity, classlessness, cluelessness, criminality at play. Two years ago there was more than enough to make any supporter look themselves in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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In 2018, she sat alone outside Swedish Parliament with a sign demanding stronger actions on climate change. She was 15. Her actions spurred on equally concerned youth creating Fridays For Future - climate strikes to call attention to a rapidly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It should have been enough when he dragged former POW and Senator John McCain. It should have been a no brainer when he mocked a disabled reporter. His antics and love affairs with Putin and Kim Jong Un should have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It was the Kennedy Assassination of my children's generation - the touchstone moment they will always share with their peers. I remember where I was when... It was a touchstone moment for us all. A morning that tested our psyches,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
As we all pause and reflect in our own ways today, let us also remember that in the horrific moments of 9/11/01, there were no Republicans, no Democrats, no Independents, no races, religions, borders, or boundaries. There were simply PEOPLE.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Language is a wonderful thing. With it we communicate information; we share feelings; we ask questions; we offer comfort, we express outrage. When speaking to classes of middle school students about writing, I have always posed the question, "What do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Last year, in light of the abhorrent behaviors, actions, and words of this sham of an administration, I wrote a piece calling out the millions of faux Christians who have turned their worship from the Messiah to the MESSiah. At... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Last night as you settled in to the latest movie at the multiplex, someone was still explaining to the Commander-In-Thief why he could not buy Greenland. Last night as you perused the menu at your favorite restaurant, total strangers lined... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Social media erupted a short time ago as the breaking news hit the airwaves. Jeffrey Epstein, moneyed piece of pedophilic filth, has died by suicide in prison. And anyone with half a synapse left firing in their brain immediately thought,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It was bad enough that he incited the violence in El Paso that ended so many innocent lives. Him going despite calls from leaders to stay away only made it worse. That all the victims still hospitalized refused to meet... Continue reading
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This morning I woke up and lay in bed staring into the dark as I always do. I go over the day ahead. I add to my to do lists. And I think about each of my children. What they... Continue reading
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So, 30 people died in mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend. As the very easily drawn line was being connected between the El Paso shooter's screed - many lines pulled directly from Trump Tweets and speeches... Continue reading
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Mental Illness, n; as defined by the Mayo Clinic, mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression,... Continue reading
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Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows. That's us. That's the sick game we choose to continue to play with our country and the lives of those in it. Gun Sight Roulette. Will it be... Continue reading
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(Warning, if the word fuck offends you, take your clutched pearls and fainting couch elsewhere. I am raw, this is real, and the time for couching words is not now.) For the third time in less than a week, we... Continue reading
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I ran across a cartoon early this morning while reading the coverage of last night's People's Temple Cult45 meeting in Guyana Cincinnati, and watching the videos of Jim Jones Donald Trump push his followers one step closer to the ultimate... Continue reading
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Round and round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows. That's us. That's the sick game we choose to continue to play with our country and the lives of those in it. Gun Sight Roulette. Will it be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Pearl clutching. In the face of this Trump era which began when he first started trading in birtherism (still waiting for his Hawaii investigators and what they have found!), to when he rode his corpulent ass down the Trump Tower... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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While working out last week, I found Ferris Bueller's Day Off on one of my streaming subscriptions. Aside from being a welcome throw back to my late teens, it is full of eminently quotable lines and lessons, even 33 years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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They are everywhere. I suppose we have always known this. It's not like racism died in this country - no one with a brain ever thought that - it was simply pushed further into its sewery lair by society. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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I watched both hearings yesterday. I have read the Mueller Report. My expectations going in were not for bombshell revelations, not for me, at least. But then that's what happens when YOU HAVE READ THE REPORT. You already know the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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As were millions of eyes this morning, in the states and abroad, mine were up bright and early to watch the 6+ hours of questions and answers as Robert Mueller finally vocalized for the public. The 400+ page report, 22... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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There is a very ugly stripe that runs through human beings, one especially prevalent these days. If something isn't MY reality, then it isn't reality at all. So why care? It is born of privilege. And we all have some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Two weeks ago, reports began coming out of Yuma regarding a detention facility there. As so much of the concentration-camps-at-the-border news had been focused on the Texas-Mexico border, it was a revelation to many to hear about another state involved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp