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With Fresh Eyes: The First Year of Trump

February 14, 2018

by Rich Nelson The Trump Administration, day after day, continues to be exhausting. The lack of character and moral standing demonstrated by the players in the White House is a constant embarrassment. Trump’s daily tweets, many of which are nothing ...

With Fresh Eyes: A Coming Out Story

February 14, 2018

by Rich Nelson Actually, this is the coming out stories of two gay men, one a fictional character, the other more personal.  Both are connected, however, in their journey of self-discovery and becoming comfortable with their true nature. First, the ...

With Fresh Eyes

February 14, 2018

by Rich Nelson Immigrant roots I am proud of my Swedish roots.  My paternal grandmother came to this country from Sweden in 1911, traveling alone to settle with relatives in the Bluffton neighborhood of Muskegon.  She first found her way to Southampton, ...

Divisiveness and hate With Fresh Eyes

February 14, 2018

  by Rich Nelson   We should expect more from the person sitting in the Oval Office. Words matter. Divisive statements fuel fears and insecurities which can lead to aggressive and violent actions. Donald Trump has given license to division and ...