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TOUGH LOVE: TO THE FRIEND WHO’S POSITIVE

FOREWORD: This is quite the lengthy read. But it is a piece that bears a powerful message. Read, be inspired, pass on the message, and sound off in the comments section. * Dear Friend, Ever since the test result was handed over to you, your life has not been the same. ...

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‘Trans People Deserve Your Respect.’ – Caitlyn Jenner’s Teary Speech at ESPY Awards

If there were medals for acceptance speeches, Caitlyn Jenner would have won the gold at the ESPY Awards. In her first major public appearance since revealing herself to the world, the Olympian-turned reality star-turned transgender activist delivered an absolutely impeccable speech that included a little humor and a lot of ...

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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks As Well As She Writes, Maybe Better

Originally published on scroll.in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is known for her work with the written word. She has published a book of poems, a play, and non-fiction, but she is best known for her novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half Of A Yellow Sun (2006), Americanah (2013) and her collection of ...

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Somewhere After The Rainbow

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com The Supreme Court’s ruling on Marriage finally came down last week—and both Hell and Heaven broke loose, depending on your perspective. Exhilaration soon followed for those seeing this as a long overdue victory for civil marital equality, while outrage reigned for religious folks believing it to ...

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FICKLE-MINDED

This here is a friend’s Facebook post that was as illuminating as it was hilarious. It is a thing of beauty when one’s hypocrisy is shown up to him, stark and cold. And you have nowhere to run but into your shame. Read and enjoy. 🙂 * This life! So I am ...

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Sunday Morning Pick-Me-Up

So, I went through a phase recently (I’m still trying to pull through). I was at once trying to get a particular cloth with a tricky design done for a client and in this dark, gloomy, cranky grouchy, sad place. And then, I decided to watch old episodes of Glee; ...

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John Pavlovitz: THE TRUE STORY OF TODAY IN AMERICA

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com We all have stories we like to tell ourselves; narratives we create to frame the world around us. Those stories often help cushion the blows and soften the impact when things around us are too frightening, too disorienting, too difficult for our minds to deal with. ...

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United States Supreme Court Rules Same Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States. In a landmark 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority ruled that marriage is a constitutional right for all. “No union is more profound than marriage,” he wrote, saying that the ...

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Hilarious! Woman Receives Nasty Note From Neighbour Over Her “Relentlessly Gay” Yard Lights

When Julie Baker, a widow and mother of four from Baltimore, thought it would be a good idea to add some color to her yard by way of some solar lamps. The result was this work of beauty (pic above). Not everyone agrees though, one of her neighbours in particular. ...

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Why Everything Does NOT Happen For A Reason

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com That phrase. We’ve all received it personally gift wrapped, by well-meaning friends, caring loved ones, and kind strangers. It usually comes delivered with the most beautiful of intentions; a buffer of hope raised in the face of the unimaginably painful things we sometimes experience in this ...

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