Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

When The Storms Are Raging

When the storms of life are raging, Stand by me. Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on parts of the country and after watching days of wind and rain-drenched reporters bringing us authentic wind gusts and toppled houses and trees, I think … Continue reading

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Make Every Day Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day in 2018 was September 9 but as an official grandparent, I’m advocating for Grandparents Month and here’s why:

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

Lest I incur the attention and ire of both President Donald J. Trump and his new object of disgust and scorn, Ms. Omarosa Manigault-Newman, let me say if I don’t hear another word or tweet from either of them about … Continue reading

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Thank you Aretha For Giving us Your Best

Seeing the Queen of Soul in concert was on the top of my bucket list and when I did almost eight years ago, there was no doubt she had earned/was born for that title. Time literally stood still as she … Continue reading

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Go to Church, if You Want to

A recent Pew Research Center article about why people go (and don’t go) to church, started me thinking about the role “church” plays in my own life.

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Here’s a cheer for Great Dads!

When Olivia Michelle Burgess arrived June 11, at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, her father and my nephew, Wesley Everett Burgess, announced her triumphant arrival and held her proudly so her whole generation could admire her and bask in his delight. … Continue reading

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Surely We Can Do Better

A recent article about immigrant children being separated from their families brought the conversation about immigration center stage for me. I’ve been saying yes, we need better and more fair and equitable legislation and policies. I’ve been whining about yes, … Continue reading

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Misbehavin’ at college graduations is not OK

Celebrations during commencement ceremonies have become a sad excuse for pride in academic achievement and our accomplished graduates deserve better.

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Cinderella is to Blame

Cinderella is to blame. If she hadn’t married the prince and ridden off into the sunset to live happily ever after, we probably wouldn’t be so fascinated with the handsome young prince with multiple names and the beautiful princess or … Continue reading

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School Shootings – We’re Going About This All Wrong

Sadly more children have died at the hands of a school shooter this week and we seem helpless to intervene/prevent these much too-frequent occurrences. We’ve boycotted the National Rifle Association, we’ve legislated, we’ve marched against school shootings, we’ve lobbied and … Continue reading

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