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Lessons From ‘The Little Red Hen’

So . . . what did the big marches and protests over the weekend accomplish? Did they make anyone's life better? Did they increase the unity and peace in this nation? Did they create success, understanding, self-fulfillment, dignity and productivity? Not exactly. And I...

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The Fields Are White

(Thought this story was appropriate based on some of the atrocious images of depraved people from Saturday's protests. Instead of being shocked and insulted, we should be reaching out in love. This story is from Vol. II of the "Radiant Beams" series -- written not...

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Separation of School and State

As we start fresh with a new President, new Cabinet, new advisors, and soon, a new mix on the Supreme Court, let's try something else that's so new, it's old: Let's separate school from State! This guy, Jacob G. Hornberger, makes a very good case for why we should:...

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Inauguration: Teachable Moment

One of the best teachers I know had one of her best days in teaching when Barack Obama was inaugurated eight years ago. Yes, you're supposed to stick to the script in the classroom in this day and age. But veteran teachers know it's better to go with the moment, and...

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Grandma Thought Ahead

My mom kept getting these mysterious privacy notices from a local insurance giant, once a year. She didn't know what it was about. There was no policy number and no financial amount stated. My mom was mystified, although her mother did work for that well-known local...

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The Value of Jobs in Your Youth

Don't ever let anyone disparage those often-awful first jobs in the teenage years. They can be highly motivating to do better in school, to avoid being stuck in a bad job. They also can suggest a clear career path to those who are paying attention to what they like...

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All About Susan

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards.

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards.

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

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