Feeling Excited

Linda Haylesby Linda Hayles
Several months ago I allowed a couple of people in my life all the freedom in the world. As a friend or partner... I can be a bit smothering... Yep... I said that. It didn't hurt me or bother me to do that, at all. However, when I allowed them that freedom...

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You're The Purpose Of My Existence

Existenceby Author James DeShay

As I open my eyes to this new day
my thoughts continue to be filled
with the joy of you in my life. It is
easy to see the smile that I display
so brightly is created by you.


I am now in search of ways to create
the same smile in your being; so that
the gift you have given to me can be
a blessing to you. My future steps will
be committed to finding my place in your

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Lyndon B. Johnson: The First Sitting President To Visit Orlando and Jones High Band Was There

LyndonJohnson at ColonialPlazaMallby Doug Head
FIFTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK, the key Presidential election of 1964 was coming to a head, right here in Orlando. President Lyndon Johnson came to town. Lyndon Johnson had 'betrayed" the South in the views of many by forcefully advocating for the Civil Rights act of 1964 and pushing it through congress over the filibusters and procedural moves of Southern Democrats. Worse still, in the views of Southern conservatives, he was talking about implementing "Medicare" for the elderly and other things viewed as "socialistic" in Orlando of that time. Barry Goldwater had been reduced to talking about how he was opposed to the "extremism" of the John Birch Society and the Klan, and how the Johnson administration was corrupt, (his big evidence was that Johnson had a gay aide who had been outed in a DC park). It was clear that Goldwater was losing, but would Johnson carry Florida?

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"Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker" Performers "Soldiers to Scholars Metro Kids" Invited to Tampa to Audition for America's Got Talent

"Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker" Performers "Soldiers to Scholars Metro Kids" Invited to Tampa to Audition for America's Got Talent

SoldiersToScholars2October 11, 2014: Orlando, FL -The Orlando Community Arts, Inc., (the producers of "Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker,") was pleasantly surprised on Friday, October 10th, when a call came from the Tampa audition office of top-rated, national television series NBC's "America's Got Talent."

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by Tezlyn Figaro
Here we go again, another season of the hit TV show 'Scandal' begins.

While the plot 'thickens' on the weekly drama; the results that specifically favor me in Government continues to 'thin'.

After waiting all week for Thursday, I must say that I was somewhat disappointed. I'm not sure if it is because the storyline is becoming predictable or because I am tired of watching people get so excited about people playing a role in a fictional political world yet fail to play a part in the everyday political drama that actually affects the real world.

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