Our Once Great Country by Colleen @ The Chatter Blog

I love this blog site. Colleen is an exceptional writer who can tackle inspiration, humor, despair, silliness and issues others shy from, like this one, our nation. It’s a great post and worth a read. Her site is really worth the visit and is a real treat

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Our Once Great Country.

How many times have we thought this?  Heard this?  Or said it ourselves?   Out of frustration at the drug problems, the equality issues, the political ridiculousness.    Have we muttered it under our breaths because of the arguments over having guns or having gun controls.  Do we roll our eyes at the incomprehensible debt.  Are we dropping our heads in acceptance and shame at the decline of our country?

Our Once Great Country is still our country.  It’s greatness is not defined by it’s borders.  Or it’s politicians.  It’s military might.   It’s medical plan.

Our Once Great Country is defined by you.  And me.  Our children.  Their children.  My parents.  Their parents.

Our Once Great Country is only as great as those of us who stand on it’s soil and represent it’s Greatness.

And among our greatness is our greatest weakness.  Our greatest threat.  Our…

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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8 Responses to Our Once Great Country by Colleen @ The Chatter Blog

  1. You really know what this community is all about–supporting one another. Thanks for all the recommendations!🙂

    • That is so kind of you to say. It’s my nature to want to help and share. I think that’s why I became a nurse and love my job (my real professional job). Wasn’t until I became very ill that I was afforded the time to write (always loved writing) and even then I wanted to use that to help dogs. It makes me feel good. It means a lot to me that you took the time to come here to say this. Thank you.

    • Good morning my friend. The writer of this piece really made a wonderful point that it is in “us”, so many good decent human beings, to change things starting with generating a viewpoint of hope, not a false hope but a responsible hope. The chemistry of hope can create miracles. The piece struck me deeply and I had to share. I’m always so happy to see you drop in. Thank you.

  2. Wow! Thank you for the love and the share. You honor and humble me. 🙂

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