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Mile 19: A Runner’s Dream

Don’t give up on people. There’s good in everybody, although in some it’s hidden. Often, a person just need someone to believe in them first, before they start believing in themselves. My legs were close to giving out. It felt … Continue reading

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Start A Conversation

America’s teen runaway and youth homelessness issues are increasing. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away each year. There are a number of reasons why these kids were motivated to leave home, and the long list of risk factors … Continue reading

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The Wishful Traveler

I grew up poor in rural Spotsylvania County, Virginia. I was a nerd and absolutely loved going to school because it was an escape from my sometimes dismal surroundings. I loved reading books about different cultures around the world and … Continue reading

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Those Rappahannock Dreams

Jalan had Shelly’s back. Crystal had Jalan’s back. And God had Crystal’s back as they joined together to give five homeless teens a second chance at a better life. Robbie is one of the homeless teens in ‘WET MATCHES: A … Continue reading

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Something To Read

Over the weekend I’d visited someone and noticed that there wasn’t one piece of reading material in her house. Ever since I became involved with the I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION in Los Angeles quite a few years ago I … Continue reading

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Everybody Is Loved

“See, that’s the good thing about The Lord. He don’t care what color your hair is or where you put your jewelry. He loves everybody.” (Quote from WET MATCHES A NOVEL, the prize-winning tale about five homeless teenagers, all HIV … Continue reading

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Robbie’s Dream

    RAPPAHANNOCK DREAMS Leaves fallin’ down and tears in my eyes I sit by this river and cry and cry But just like running water…running water These Rappahannock dreams keep passin’ me by But some day soon I’m gonna … Continue reading

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