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Ian Fleming–The Original Bond

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes It is arguable that no Hollywood character has been more enduring or more popular over the decades than Bond. James Bond. Novelist Ian Fleming’s never shaken, never stirred superstar agent [...]
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Farmers & Shopkeepers Raise H*** in a Cow Pen

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On the morning of January 16, 1781, an independent minded New Jersey fellow named Daniel Morgan led a force of continental soldiers and militia in an orderly retreat up a muddy South Carolina wagon road, escaping [...]
Vicki Hinze, Getting it Right, Fake News, Journalistic Integrity

Getting It Right: Lessons from Fake News, Fake Fiction

GETTING IT RIGHT  By  Vicki Hinze     We’ve all heard a lot about Fake News lately, though it isn’t really anything new, and its claim to fame is not restricted to any group or entity.  We see fake news published all over [...]
Vicki Hinze, Creating the Life You Want

Creating the Life You Want

CREATING THE LIFE YOU WANT By Vicki Hinze It is typical to start a new year with a clean slate and a fresh attitude.  We mentally turn the page on what was, and focus on the potential of what can be. But how do we do that—in practical [...]
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A New Year, A New Beginning

  A New Year, A New Beginning   By   Vicki Hinze     Twenty sixteen is drawing to a close.  That closing is an opportunity for us to look back, see what happened during the year, and to decide how we want to go forward from here. Some [...]
Little Christmas Traditions, Vicki Hinze

Little Christmas Traditions

Little Christmas Traditions   By   Vicki Hinze     When the children grew up and had families of their own, one of the big changes for us was not having Christmas at home with them on Christmas day.  Instead, we get together on Christmas [...]
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Annoying Relatives? Call the Spanking Santa!

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear not! Bayard [...]
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Holiday Blues: When You’ve Lost Everything

HOLIDAY BLUES:  WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING  By  Vicki Hinze   This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have lost [...]
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‘Tis the Season

’Tis the Season   by   Vicki Hinze     ‘Tis the season, but for too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, buying gifts (often ones we can’t [...]
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Analyzing News: How to Consider the Source

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes After Trump’s surprise win, many people realized a biased political media had slanted polls, rigged debates, and buried important facts. Some of those people asked Bayard & Holmes how [...]