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April is National Financial Literacy Month in the United States. One after the other I’ve seen articles about how to ‘get rich quick’ with a side hustle. Even the most optimistic article doesn’t expect money to happen in minutes.
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There I was, minding my own business, looking for reasons not to do the evening dishes. I, of course, clicked on my Facebook app and saw that I was tagged in one of the Writing groups I follow. Much to my surprise some of the writers I most respect had shared a story of mine, each, and tagged me. It's a game called 'Whose Line is it Anyway' and the Vocal Social Society plays it often.
Stop Deifying the People Defending Ukraine and Their Freedom
“They are so brave! So valiant! I could never fight like that!” Maybe that’s true; but if you couldn’t leave the country you would either hide, fight, or die. The grandmothers making Molotov cocktails, teens monitoring Telegram and WhatsApp asking and offering help in a war where social media can both instantly connect or go horribly silent.
I Can Tell You My Secret Now
Note: This piece is about mental health awareness and the struggle many people face every single day. It is not meant as a diagnostic tool or to give any medical advice whatsoever. Every individual has their own story and their own treatment plan, so even if you see part of yourself in this piece, it's vital that you seek the help of a trained professional. It IS okay not to be okay.
Hungry for Change
It hasn't snowed much yet this year here in Michigan, where many children have a complex ritual of wearing their pajamas inside out, putting ice cubes in the toilet before bed, and something else that involves white crayons on the windowsill… just to increase the chance of a snow day and no school.
I was almost reconciled to being Basic. Depending on where you look Basic is almost generic. Unexciting. Plain. Unoriginal. Could mean naïve. Unsophisticated. The thing is, it’s been around for years now, since 2013, so I’m kind of used to it. Basic is practically a classic.
Creator Chat: Dawn Salois
Our Creator Chat for today is about Dawn Salois. Dawn has written on Vocal for six months. At the time of our interview she has 22 posts on the platform and is an active and valued participant in the Facebook groups for Vocal Creators.