Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

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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It’s March, Let’s Celebrate

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate this week, I’m happy to provide fodder for consideration. Since March 1, we’ve had National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, National Pig Day, National Celery Day, Katie Fisher Day—not quite national but this … Continue reading

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Happy National Nutrition Month

On any given day, we don’t do much thinking about diet and nutrition unless we’ve been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease or if we’re trying to drop/gain a few pounds. Sure, we try to eat right and stay healthy, but … Continue reading

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Every issue is a Women’s Issue

March 1 will bring in Women’s History Month and I think we ought to celebrate all the phenomenal women we know. They don’t have to be well-known or have their names written in lights — I think just being important … Continue reading

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There’s Enough We Don’t Know

I was always an inquisitive child, always asking questions, and wanting to know stuff. My great-grandmother lived in our home and she’d patiently provide answers until she either didn’t know them or got tired of me asking. She’d applaud my … Continue reading

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