Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

A Salute to Those Who Served

A salute to those who served, died Every time I hear the mournful tribute Taps played, or see soldiers fold the American flag, kneel, and place it in the hands of a widow, parent, or family, I stand a little … Continue reading

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Let the Fourth Graders Be In Charge

Leave Fourth Graders in Charge I was born in 1955, 10 days before Rosa Parks took her historic seat in Montgomery and catapulted events into a new and unfamiliar place in the South. I share this because our place in … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Strokes Are Preventable

Filmmaker and academy award nominee John Singleton’s death at 51 years old last week from a stroke hit me right between the eyes. Perhaps it was because he was so young (when you’re over 60, everyone under that age is … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Work

Appreciate the work, workers this month “And when it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May…” Songwriters Ronald White and William “Smokey” Robinson probably had no clue all the images these few words would conjure up when they wrote … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Our Part

Let’s All Do Our Part My husband, Roger, always says “Be careful,” as I am leaving home and my usual reply is “I’ll do my part.” When it comes to self-preservation, trust me, I work hard to keep my word. … Continue reading

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, so Be Aware

As a child every time I got a whipping from my mother, I just knew she was killing me. I had to select my own switch and if you got the switch you thought you deserved, it would be in … Continue reading

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Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, for Earth’s Sake

I clearly remember rolling my eyes on more than one occasion when my mother reused the Wonder bread bag to wrap my sandwich or when we used the jelly jars for things that had nothing to do with jelly. Back … Continue reading

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What’s That You Say

“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I’ve read this quote from Voltaire at least a hundred times and the more I read it, the … Continue reading

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Mueller is Finished, Now What

Mr. Mueller is finished, now what? I don’t know about you, but I am relieved that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into alleged irregularities surrounding the 2016 presidential election. I don’t know Mr. Mueller personally but over … Continue reading

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Getting The Best Money Can Buy

I’m having all kinds of feelings about the admissions scandal that hit the news last week. It seems that rich, powerful parents paid thousands of dollars to get their children into the best schools, on the best teams, and then … Continue reading

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