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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.

This journalist agrees

As a journalist, I don’t particularly like taking other journalists to task. There used to be like a kindred club of sorts where we all felt like we belonged and we just didn’t say anything about the others. We all … Continue reading

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Time to connect the dots

By the time you read this the mid-term elections will be over — thank you Jesus! I don’t think I could have taken another of those awful commercials and this year they were the worst ever, from all sides really. … Continue reading

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Thinking for ourselves

If you haven’t already, you can still vote early through today (Friday). Then election day is November 6th so if you don’t do so early, go on that day. Your vote does matter. People staying home and not voting is … Continue reading

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Yes, journalism is important still

In spite of efforts by the mainstream media to totally ignore some things which need reporting and beat to death some things which don’t deserve so much attention, journalism still matters. Especially at a weekly community newspaper. You may not … Continue reading

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Lumped all into one

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse or crazier, they somehow seem to do just that, especially with our politicians and elected officials. With the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland where five journalists were killed, many … Continue reading

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Reflections of freedom

July 4th gives us a time to reflect on our freedoms. They certainly aren’t what they used to be and we seen them eroding away on an almost daily basis. Our country today is certainly not what our forefathers envisioned. … Continue reading

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Recognizing our dads

Your whole life changes once you no longer have your Father. No matter how long it’s been since he went to his heavenly home, there are days when it is almost unbearable and oh what you would give just to … Continue reading

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