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Penny Thoughts: Battles Worth Fighting

          We don’t have to fight every battle that crosses our path.  We don’t have to react to every statement made, every comment, or everything thrown at us. Where and on what we lavish our attention, [...]

Tale of Two Men: Online Behavior

  A Tale of Two Men Studying Online Behavior by Vicki Hinze   In the past year, I’ve watched a tale of two men unfold on social media. Actually, it is still unfolding. I won’t get specific because it’s political, [...]

Penny Thoughts: Civility

Fog of War: Las Vegas

  Fog of War: Las Vegas By Vicki Hinze   Like most, I’ve never been in a war zone. I have had loved ones—at times, two members of my immediate family—in a war zone. The things the mind does to you during that time [...]

The Las Vegas Massacre

  The Las Vegas Massacre by Vicki Hinze   Last night, 59 people died and over 515 were injured in a terrorist attack in Las Vegas. Hospitals are overwhelmed, first responders are overwhelmed and people there and distant observers [...]

Stealing Joy

STEALING JOY by Vicki Hinze   Listen to the Audio We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with whenever possible.  We’ve been there before, and we know how much it hurts.   Whether we call it someone stabbing [...]

The Beauty of Broken

  The Beauty of Broken By Mary Alford   Have you ever felt so broken that you didn’t see any way of coming back from it? Brokenness can come either from the circumstances forced on us or the self-infliction caused by us, and [...]

IN HER OWN WORDS: HOW MARGARET DALEY COMES UP WITH HER STORIES

In Her Own Words by Vicki Hinze   Readers ask. Editors ask. And other writers ask:  How do you come up with your stories? The answer is simple, and complex. It’s different for every writer. Unique to that writer. For some, it’s [...]

Today’s Feature: Forget Me Not

  “Hinze has written a masterful, complicated tale of suspense that gains momentum with each turn of a page. Her writing flows surely, moving from one character to the next, one setting to another, with readers keeping the swift [...]

Penny Thoughts

Penny Thoughts by Vicki HInze     Years ago, “a penny for your thoughts” was a common expression often heard when someone was deep in thought and another person wanted to know what they were thinking. It’s not a [...]