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About platners

Born & raised on the Texas border, left for the Navy @ 18. Got stationed in New England and somehow ended up in Southern California. Stayed for a decade. Decided to go back East, made a pit stop in Texas, got married & now live in NYC.

It Takes A Village

Originally posted on Girls' Globe:
All of our heartstrings feel a tug when we find ourselves staring into the face of poverty. We see a malnourished child’s face on a brochure from a far away place, hear news stories of migrants fleeing…

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International Day of Peace 2014

Originally posted on Girls' Globe:
In Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture, he compared the tremendous scientific achievements the world had made by the 1960s to the values we held as a society. We have learned to fly the…

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Why You Should Care

Originally posted on Girls' Globe:
Gladys Kalibbala, an award-winning journalist from Uganda, was a panelist last night, along with Jessica Yu, Academy Award winning film maker, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Head of UN Women, at the UN Foundation event, Why We…

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Where’s my breakfast?

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Talking about YouTube – Alan Grayson on the GOP Health Care Plan: “Don’t Get Sick! And if You D…

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