Vicki Hinze, Writers and Faith

Writers and Faith: A Journey & Exercise, Part 1

   Writers and Faith:  A Journey & Exercise Part 1   By Vicki Hinze More than a few authors were discussing feeling murky about the blend of their faith and their writing.  More than a few felt mired or uncertain what to write or even [...]
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Turkey and The Little Coup That Couldn’t

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most pressing national security issues for the US and NATO is the recent coup disaster in Turkey. Along with the people of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, NATO state citizens, Americans, and the Putin gang [...]

Artemis: An Archetype Profile

Artemis is the fiercely independent goddess of nature, and the twin sister of the god Apollo. And like Apollo, she’s known for being antisocial and preferring her solitude. But whereas Apollo retreats to his penthouse office on the top [...]

Food Fight (Water Balloon Battle) to Cooking at the USDA Farmers Market

“It’s All About Tomatoes” from Food Fight (Water Balloon Battle) to Cooking at the USDA Farmers Market at Night this Friday, July 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. Where:  USDA Farmers Market, 12th and Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC When:   Friday, [...]
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The People’s Republic of China — Pirate of the South China Sea

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On July 12, 2016, a landmark event occurred for the South China Sea — the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against the People’s Republic of China in a case filed by the Philippines under the United [...]

National Observations for July


Remaking Your Life

    REMAKING YOUR LIFE   By   Vicki Hinze     When something major happens, we think of how it impacts us, and that makes us think about our lives.    Thinking about our lives makes us focus on what in our lives we like and what we [...]

The Cassandra Contest Results

    Thanks to everyone who entered a short story to the Cassandra Contest! I really enjoyed reading all of your stories, and I’m so happy to say that there’s a winner—Jesse Campodonico won $100 for the story, [...]
Trust... But Verify, Vicki Hinze

Trust… But Verify

TRUST BUT VERIFY By Vicki Hinze   Once, a long time ago, a president used the term Trust but Verify about a foreign policy issue.  It struck me as good advice so I remembered it.  In the years since, it’s proven it’s a valuable personal [...]
Video 2016 Jul James Comey Statement on Clinton

FBI and Clinton’s Intent — What Difference Does It Make?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Director James Comey basically said today that Clinton was negligent with top secret, classified, and confidential information, but she did not “intend” to commit any crimes, so they recommend [...]