Addie Mix Story- A Ray of Hope in the Darkness: Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives

  A Ray of Hope in the Darkness One Mother’s Story of Tragedy, Trauma and Triumph By Cleo Lampos as told by Addie Mix   The knife stabbed Jim’s arms as he held them up as a living shield. Again the blade cut through the skin and muscle of Jim’s …

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The Outsiders: An Inspirational Book to a Student Teacher

Ever read a book that changed the way you viewed lif? The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton was that book when I was a college student in 1967. I was ready to start student teaching in a school set in a culturally deprived neighborhood. The prospect of assuming responsibility for 42 …

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Garbio: Seven Godly Lessons from the Dutch Mafia

  – By Cleo Lampos Garbio.  That’s the name they gave to the Dutchmen who hauledChicago’s refuse to the dumps at the beginning of the 1900’s.  Over a century ago, immigrants from Holland gravitated to the lowly job of garbage collector.  Through diligent work, Garbio transformed trash removal into the …

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Remembering Newtown, CT

        The bright holiday lights of the Christmas season did not shine for 27 minutes in Oak Lawn, Illinois  starting at seven o’clock on December 27, 2012. All over the city, residents unplugged their Christmas tree lights and other lawn decorations.  Block after block of darkness wrapped the city with …

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