Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters

Lizbeth Meredith’s memoir, Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is a tale of how domestic violence escalates after victims leave.

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“Baker University” prepares to launch Fall semester course syllabus

Here are the course descriptions under Human Interaction (HI) for those interested in learning how to interact with other human beings.

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Harmony

If I want to convey a message of harmony, I need to carefully choose words that compliment the imagery I strive to portray for the reader.

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How to Right Good

I believe more people writing about the things that are important in our lives is enriching for all. So does my editor.

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Kudos instead of criticism are gestures that pay forward

My mother would order their hard pretzels in the large, five gallon can. “Best pretzels in the world,” my mom would declare.

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Tools for Retaining Service Members and Veterans

While it can be daunting, employers can create workspaces that are conducive to hiring and retaining Service members and Veterans.

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Friends

To see if someone is at home, we might reach out by telephone, or e-mail, just to stay in touch; But Facebook “friends?” Not so much.

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Thank You for Your Service: The Effort Behind the Words

“Thank you for your service.” We’ve all heard the words, we might have even said them ourselves. While thanking a Service member for his or her service to our country is a nice gesture, many individuals and organizations do not understand or know how to provide meaningful thanks beyond kind words or a Military discount.

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By the Numbers: Addressing Veteran Suicide

In September of 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs released findings from its analysis of Veteran suicide data for 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The findings were based upon a comprehensive examination of more than 55 million records from 1979 to 2014. Among many other things, they found that risk for suicide was 22 percent higher among veterans when compared to U.S. non-veteran adults.We lose a veteran to suicide every 72 minutes, equaling 20 veterans a day.

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Canyons and Ice: PBS Documentary to Feature Local Alaska Legend

Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith chronicles the far-flung journeys of Alaskan legend Dick Griffith, and now it’s official. His story is being made into a film. A PBS documentary about Griffith’s life was fully-funded as of April 5, thanks to partnerships with Alaska Public Media, a Rasmuson Foundation grant, the generous support of Dr. John Lapkass, and the contributions of dozens of people in and outside of Alaska who donated to the campaign.

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