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It’s not what you think

The First Ten Words by Rich Larson

Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone.

For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s not the problem this time. The problem is I have way too much to say.

I’m not going to sit here and claim to have been a huge fan of Soundgarden. I didn’t dislike them, I just had to take them in small doses. I was a fan of Cornell. I love “Seasons,” the solo song he had on Cameron Crowe’s movie, Singles. It’s a droning acoustic song about isolation and the…

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Tiffany Carrera

My March entry. 💓

Disability March

15941117_10154434042848422_4937824260084844677_n Tiffany has long dark hair swept over one shoulder and wears dark glasses and a bright green tank top. She smiles at the camera. 

I’m a disabled Army Veteran with PTSD, depression, anxiety, extreme stress, sleeping disorders, spinal/back/neck issues, muscle tension throughout my body, migraines, sciatica, and I cannot be on my feet more than thirty minutes without pain. I’m a mother of three, wife of a diabetic amputee with heart and kidney failure (on dialysis, awaiting kidney transplant), and caring for my elderly in-laws both with dementia/Alzheimer’s in our home. 

I cannot physically be there, so I’m Virtually Marching For Women because our lives and health needs matter!! Frankly, this new Cabinet coming into Office scares me!!

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Author Interview: Michel Vamrell

Flores Factor Blog

Today, Michel Vamrell stops by for a little question and answer session.

RF: Tell us about yourself.

MV: I am an artists, creator, and dreamer.   I love to create things, and dream up things.  I am also a very physical person.  I enjoy hiking, riding bikes, and walking.  I love sports and staying active.  I have a husband that I love and adore.  He and I have two girls.  One is from his first marriage and our youngest is our creation.  I am the youngest of my family, and I have an older brother and an older sister.  I do come from a creative family.  My mother and brother are both artists.  However, my mother stopped drawing in painting in her early thirties.  As for my brother, he still paints today, but as a hobby.  I was raised in Robinson Il.  But, I was not a popular child and couldn’t…

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