Award-winning Journalist Penny Fletcher, Author, Editor & Blogger

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Positive Perspectives in a Perplexing World

As a 40-year journalist and author, I've gone from interviewing people in multi-million-dollar homes to homeless camps and know our country's divide has grown to proportions not seen since the Civil War. But as a spiritual person who has studied many religions and taught Bible classes, I've learned the human family has numerous paths to God. Neither tribalism nor nationalism will work here because we're a nation of immigrants and that means we're meant to be diverse. We're all in this together and we have to look out for our neighbors to heal the divide before it becomes a class war like it has in so many other great civilizations. Division is deliberately created by the greedy using hot-button words to turn middle class and poorer families; races and religions; and those with differences in culture and behavior; against each other, while they line their pockets behind closed doors. Rome, Greece, the Bolshevick Revolution in Russia; France's turning on Marie Antoinette, all show what eventually happens when the public has had enough. Let's quash unfairness and hatred now.

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Would a Cross-Party Ticket in 2020 Re-Unify America, & Who Would Consider It?

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

   oHow much does the average American know about the Bilderberg Club, which is also sometimes referred to as a Conference or Group. It’s an annual private conference of about 100 to 150 political leaders, experts from industry, finance, academia, and invited heads of media groups.

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History Helps Us Understand Today's Headlines

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

  A hundred people witness an accident and give a hundred different accounts. Ask any investigator, law enforcement officer, insurance adjuster, or judge. And that’s just for starters. Most of us encounter situations all the time where two or more people witness an event, and everybody views it differently.

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Look to the Past to Help Determine the Future

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Maybe it was because I was adopted from an orphanage and didn’t know anything about myself other than the date and place of my birth, that I became interested in projects like allowing adoptees to open their sealed records, genealogy, and DNA testing. During years of off and on search, I found some interesting things about both my birth and adoptive families that eventually led me to respect peo...

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Facts First: Fight Later

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)

      I was 15 when John F. Kennedy was elected President and too young to vote, but I remember his speeches and how politics were handled on our huge box of a television with a 19-inch screen in the middle. Back then, opponents spent more time talking about the country and what they could do for it, than how bad their opponent was.

    That was when competitive prod...

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There's Still Time to Save Our Language Skills if We Start Now

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

     I didn’t know I was raising a granddaughter from Generation Z until the other day when I happened upon the term in a television broadcast. I thought the younger generation was still called X. That’s how far behind I am. As it turns out, when I looked a little farther into it, Gen Z came after X, starting in 1995 and lasted unt...

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Typewriter Technology on a News Year's Day

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

  Wow, completely redoing my entire website from blank pages has been quite a job. I've been at it for about two weeks now, working around editing and everything else. I had no idea how to even make a video, and see now that you can't change the size of the video frame on my website so I have a big black space behind me. Still, I'm going to publish the site and keep working on it. I left th...

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