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Aug.31.2010
On Monday, August 30th, 2010 Reverend Al Sharpton said Glen Beck “hijacked the Civil Rights Movement” with his Restoring Honor rally, ranting on about how Martin Luther King Jr. day is sacred . . . like it belongs only to people of color because no white man or women could ever understand the true...
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Jun.02.2010
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Coming Soon Penance and Prey by L. Macdonald http://lauriannemacdonald.com/html/ComingSoonAd.html
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Mar.19.2010
 I am standing in the top floor apartment of an old rundown Victorian.  The moldings and window panes have been painted with high-gloss white enamel so many times they look as if they’re dripping marshmallow cream.  The walls are cracked with high peaked ceilings gone lumpy with sagging drywall and...
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Mar.15.2010
On my way to a garden party I was hurrying along a wooded path but for having to stop and wait for my two companions to catch up. One was a large shy black bear who zig-zagged along the trail, hiding behind trees when anyone approached. The other was a beautiful polar bear with a coat of white...
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Mar.12.2010
Creation
Last night I saw myself in an old broken down lighthouse, standing in a foyer with stairs in one direction and  a door in the other.  My children and husband stood behind me as I chose which direction to go.  I looked longingly up the staircase but decided it was rickety and I didn’t know if it was...
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Dec.02.2009
1.        Leave Tiger alone.  My God.  If not for the man who’s not only been the squeaky clean worthy of his fans hero for all of his adult life and who’s got millions of young boys seeing themselves as something more , than for his wife and children.   Enough said—you dirty-dirt-digging-and-...
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Oct.24.2009
Center Steet & Prospect
The oaks along Main Street gave up the last of their crimson and rust decor to the winter winds . . . just yesterday, but Aspen won’t abide bare branches.  While store-keeps redo their window displays the town’s custodians, dressed in matching denim coveralls and red caps, are already busy wrapping...
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Oct.06.2009
Dear  ,   My name is Laurianne Macdonald.  I am the president of the Coral Springs Artist Guild, work with the Broward Cultural Division, and am a committee chair member for the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts.  I am writing today in hopes to raise awareness and appreciation for something you...
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Sep.24.2009
There is that time,   cats clawing and scratching. A wanting to be gone, then and always Erase the memories Flee before the leaving silently screaming—goodbye!   Others go weeping, seeping through cracks in sugar cookies of See you soon. Wanting another verse as the tune comes  to end and I Love...
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Sep.24.2009
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The first time I came across my convictions regarding forgiveness was not a pretty thing. Well, actually, she was, sitting there in all her nineteeness, so perfectly proportioned and on the side of sexy-little-girl that men find so irresistible. I had, unfortunately, traded my side of that shiny...
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Sep.10.2009
Laurianne Macdonald
The United States does not need reform as much as it needs repentance.  There is so much wrong with the way things have been getting done.   Ignorance and complacency are the sin of our public.   They are nothing compared to those of our politicians and the greedy corporations that have undermined...
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Sep.01.2009
Ancient seamen knew what to do when navigating tumultuous seas.  For them, the spar (strong center beam of a ship), was like having faith.  During a storm they would tie themselves to it much like they did the rigging and sails.   The philosophy being, it was better to go down with the ship than to...
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