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My Open Letter of Gratitude to Former President Barack Obama (From Ralph A. Gilmore)

Dear Former Mr. President,

Ever since the day of your farewell speech, I’ve been meaning to put something together to honor you in my own way.  I’m not sure how much traction this post will get or even have the slightest possibility of my words reaching your vicinity.  If, by some miracle, you happen to come across this post, I want to start by saying, “thank you!”  I am proud of you Continue reading “My Open Letter of Gratitude to Former President Barack Obama (From Ralph A. Gilmore)”

“Terror has no religion.” “The whole world is my native land.” “I love Brussels.”

 

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Photo Credit:  Kenzo Tribouillard | AFP | Getty Images

The above words were some of the many messages of solidarity, defiance and peace that was inscribed in chalk on the city streets of Bourse Square after the Brussels attacks.  Make no mistake… this was a cold, calculated attack– in which ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is claiming responsibility for this heinous act.  It’s scary to think how this could have happened anywhere in the world.  Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Toronto, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York City… just pick any city with a major media and cultural market.

 

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Kevin’s Story: No More Bullying! | Fundraising Campaign

Kevins-Story-No-More-Bullying-Suicide-Jordan-Gilmore-Author-BooksI’m so proud to announce my collaboration with GoFundMe and to be able to share my daughter’s book that she wrote, ‘Kevin’s Story.’  It’s a short story that involves the lessons learned when it comes to bullying.  Some of you might not know this, but bullying is a serious issue that quite often leads to suicide.  It not only happens here in the United States, but also in different parts of the world.

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Welcome to my new blog: The Perennial Aesthete

Hey good people! Your friendly neighborhood Ralph A. Gilmore is here. You might need to sit down and read up on all the awesome news I’d like to share with you in my very first post on my new blog, The Perennial Aesthete.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to finally have this baby up and running! Continue reading “Welcome to my new blog: The Perennial Aesthete”

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