Mourning the Loss of Richie Havens

Mourning the Loss of Richie Havens

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Date : April 25, 2013

The first time I saw and heard Richie Havens was at the infamous Woodstock Music and Art Fair at Bethel, New York on August 15, 1969. This was a pivotal moment for me and was an amazing transition to adulthood.

I had recently graduated from high school in Highland Park, New Jersey and I was soon to be on my way to one of the only colleges that would have me. It was located in central Kansas and I felt lucky that any school would accept me.

Ritchie Havens was the first performer on the first...

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My Date with Death

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Date : April 17, 2013

I have been thinking about the fourth anniversary of the day I almost died. It was on April 15, 2009 when I was out for my regular five mile run when the electrical system in my heart began to drastically fail. I fainted, but found the strength to rise up and walk back home. A couple weeks later, I ended up in the hospital emergency with a heart rate of 24(normal heart rate is around 80). I was told that the fact that I run regularly allowed my body to tolerate a very low heart rate. I was also informed...

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How Children Cope with High Conflict Divorce: How are they Harmed and what can Parents do to help them

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Date : April 9, 2013

A high conflict divorce is where marriage ends and war begins. Children are frequently unwittingly used as pawns in this high stakes, emotionally bloody demolition. Kids find different ways to cope in a system that includes children and two parents who absolutely despise each other. This is a hatred that doesn’t ease up over the passing of time; no these bitter feelings tend to increase and escalate as the years go by.

I talked about the adults in these situations in a previous article titled...

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