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Linda Sharp
Internationally recognized author, columnist, event speaker and TV/radio personality.
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I read. Voraciously. Everything that matters. And things that have no impact or import. I know places, I know names. I know more pop culture than I probably should. I know events both current and past. As a citizen of... Continue reading
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Time has flown like those eight tiny reindeer, and we are now in the homestretch of another Yes, Virginia season. With some late additions and a clock ticking on shipping, I will be crunching the keyboard to get as much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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This time of year I write a lot about perspective. Being allowed into so many people's worst days, weeks, unending realities is as eye opening as it is heart wrenching. And it is a constant reminder of just how much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Wanted to share as it is always fun to see how your donations are being used. Come Christmas morning, a little princess will be waking up to her very own Frozen 2 Elsa costume with boots and a matching doll.... Continue reading
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Just a quick update... Presents, and gift cards, and smiles - OH MY! Your generosity is being translated into memory making gifts, full bellies, and warm homes. We have paid some more gas bills, insured food is available, warmed up... Continue reading
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Last night, in the private DGMS Facebook group, I shared the opening lines of an email I received yesterday. "Dear DGMS angels, I was sent to your website by a family friend who thought you might help. We are the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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I apologize if this is a Little Drummer Boy drum I beat a lot this time of year, but each day as I receive and read emails asking for help, describing the circumstances others face, and more heartbreakingly the minimal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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Currently sitting at 30,000 feet and thought I would take the opportunity to post another update about our Yes, Virginia efforts so far this year. It is important to me to share these with you - yes, because the funds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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It's been just over a week since I wrote about this year's Yes, Virginia efforts getting underway and asking for your help in sending those in need our direction. As of this week, we have six children in the sleigh,... Continue reading
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Hi all - I apologize for the lapse here at DGMS - have finally recovered from the 10 hour time difference and my incredible trip to Abu Dhabi with my equally incredible sister. It was a remarkable experience, and one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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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
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at Don't Get Me Started with Linda Sharp
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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