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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // No Excuses For Low Voter Turnout
Congratulations to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, a fine, smart and decent man. I know you are the right person for the job, and I have no...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Sandy A Sign Of Climate Change
In the end, we did come together. And it wasn’t the end of the election that did it. It was a disaster with a misleadingly...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied
This is Bullying Prevention Awareness month. It’s a topic our family knows about – now. Our family was fortunate. Once people at our son’s school...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Tweets Go Overboard With Crowley
Candy Crowley – what did you think of her debate performance? I’ve heard and seen a lot of reaction in media of every kind. Much...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Young Climate-change Crusader
Chris Pascua is 12 years old, and I think – in fact, I’m pretty sure – he’s going to change the world. I didn’t know...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Confessions Of An Amateur Chef
My husband’s birthday came around and his sister threw him a party. It was potluck, the best kind of party. I went a little crazy...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Hard Days As A 47-Percenter
I have a thought about the infamous “47 percent” remarks by Gov. Mitt Romney, which were secretly taped at a private fundraiser back in May....

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Special Dad-Daughter Anniversary
My dad and I celebrated an anniversary the other night. It’s been seven years since “our” transplant – one of my kidneys became his –...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Romney Was Wrong And Hysterical
The world watched portions of the Middle East explode last week as protesters erupted over a terrible anti-Muslim video that was getting a lot of...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Something About Conventions
I watched portions of both the Republican and Democratic conventions. Why, you ask? Why pay attention to hours of speechifying and posturing and scripted political...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Letting A Son Spread His Wings
It’s official. My husband and I are now keepers of an empty nest. The chick has sprouted wings. His first attempts at flight may be...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // ‘50 Shades Of Grey’? Meh
OK, I admit it. I bought 50 Shades of Grey. I tried to read it. I can appreciate a sexual, sensual storyline and am no...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // From The Olympics Rabbit Hole
Ouch. The Ukraine fencer completes an explosive attack on the U.S. competitor and ties it all up. Oooh. U.S. wins a point. Ow. Ukraine hits...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Shooting Off On Gun Control
Back from vacation means back to reality – and a barrage of sobering news. First, my heart died a little for the people of Aurora,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Dashing Euro Vacation
We are on vacation! The good news is we visited Paris, London, Rome and Venice in two-and-a-half weeks. The bad news is we visited Paris,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Sci-Fi Classics Resonate With Young
I have one last follow-up on the topic of science fiction, Ray Bradbury and the “Big Three” authors Heinlein, Clarke and Asimov. I’d wondered if...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Losing A Beloved Island Musician
Aww, what a sad week it was. John Koko died at the too-young age of 51. I met Koko only once, but saw him in...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Reacquainting With A Sci-Fi Genius
I was ecstatic to find so many Ray Bradbury and science fiction fans just itching to come out of hiding and play. I have, since...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Closing The Big Tent To Thielen
Democrats have always prided themselves on being inclusive. They like to say it is the “big tent” party and everyone is invited in. Everyone, that...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hours Spent With Mr. Bradbury
Ray Bradbury died last week. He was 91, had lived a full life, written many, many books and short stories and fired up millions of...


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