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Jul 24th

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What I Know About Child Sexual Abuse

Beginning at age 7, a little boy was sexually abused by an across-the-street adult male neighbor. Before the abuse started, the perpetrator groomed him and his parents, offering to babysit while his mom ran errands. Grooming is a word to describe how a perpetrator gains trust.

The perpetrator had two daughters roughly the same age. Nobody in the neighborhood knew about it. Nobody knew what to look for. The perpetrator was also abusing his oldest daughter - the little boy's second grade classmate.

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Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Over the past several months, buzz words like "health reform" and "insurance marketplaces" have filled the media. But what exactly do they mean and how do they impact you...

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The Name Game

The Name Game

Interesting, isn't it, that a small thing like a sports team's nickname can become an issue of interest among some who can't tell you the difference between a halfback an...

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Higher Ed: One Heck of a Fix

Higher Ed: One Heck of a Fix

A friend recently observed that the financial bloodletting we've witnessed in higher education in Louisiana over the past five-plus years had become almost comical.

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts

It’s What’s Inside that Counts

A person ain't supposed to be envious of something someone else has..., or in this case, wrote. Obviously I've proven to you I ain't perfect, and being so, will admit I'v...

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