Standing out in a digital world means showcasing your strengths to get noticed. Here’s how to shout “Look at me!” while keeping it classy.

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World Land Speed racer Craig Breedlove and I standing next to the Spirit of America.

As a young, female, public relations professional working in the male-dominated industry of motor sports back in the mid-90s, I found myself — as many women did at that time — walking a tight rope of acceptance. I was aware that men would perceive me differently and discovered that some of them had no interest in dealing with a young woman professionally whatsoever, although personal interactions were often welcomed.

Determined to succeed on my merits, I…


The notorious caning of Charles Sumner indelibly etched his name in history, but his legacy reveals a man ahead of his time.

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While watching a recent news program about the history of caste, the anchor referenced a quote from Massachusetts Sen. Charles Sumner.

“The separation of children in the public schools of Boston on account of color or race is in the nature of caste and on this count is a violation of equality. Caste makes distinctions where God has made none.”

Although the quote itself is compelling, it was the name “Charles Sumner” that grabbed my attention.

You may…


Bringing the country back together won’t be easy, but there is hope.

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Stating the obvious, our country is woefully and detrimentally divided. The tension between Democrats and Republicans is palpable and the constant bickering has left us all feeling like the unwitting casualties of a national divorce.

There’s no doubt that hyper-partisan entertainment journalism bares a sizable portion of the blame. Television performers operating under the guise of journalism have exploited our deepest fears in the name of ratings. Now we’re all so aghast with the stench of injustice that any comment in perceived opposition of our own righteous truths…


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Isaiah Haddon is running for the District 1 seat of the Hernando County Commission

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — For decades, Republicans have dominated Hernando County politics. Outward appearances suggest local Democrats have all but relinquished their place at the table having not held a single countywide seat since former Hernando County Commissioner Diane Rowden was ousted by Republican John Allocco in 2016.

According to data from the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections, roughly 43 percent of registered voters are Republican, 30 percent Democrat and 27 percent are unaffiliated. However, a decade ago, Republican and Democrat representation in the county was nearly equal — so what happened?

Hernando County Democratic Party Chair Terence Truax observes that…


A championship win, a baseball field full of mud and…

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My Sunday started just as the Saturday before. I packed a small cooler of snacks, grabbed my tote bag full of sunscreen and headed to the ball field. My 13-year-old son’s travel baseball team was finishing off their weekend tournament. With two wins on Saturday, they were the No.1 seed headed into Sunday and had a shot at the championship for the first time.

After a game-one victory, the team headed to the next venue to prepare for their first ever championship match up. You would have thought my son…


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Within hours of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s announcement that he is considering a run for the 2020 U.S. Presidency, the Twittersphere ignited in a collective unison of Democratic outrage. Fears that a left-leaning moderate could pilfer enough Democratic votes to guarantee Trump’s 2020 re-election has Democrats steaming and threatening to boycott Schultz’s coffee empire.

Although fears of an Independent tipping votes toward another candidate are certainly grounded in fact — i.e. Ross Perot in 1992 who managed to garner nearly 19% of the total vote that likely would have otherwise gone to George H.W …


Brooksville, Florida’s significant racial history remains a story many are unwilling to tell.

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Brooksville Avenue boasts some of the area’s most iconic post Civil War era homes.

I live in the small, Central Florida town of Brooksville. It’s a pretty town. Quiet. Antebellum homes still line brick-paved streets that stretch beneath ancient oak canopies. There are even rolling hills in Brooksville, which is surprising considering its Florida locale. Cyclists from all over the state come here to train. There are also blueberry farms, horse farms, wineries and numerous other agribusinesses, as well as an established arts community. …

Cherie Danson Miller

I’m a storyteller who writes through a personal lens, yet welcomes the opportunity to see the world through another’s eyes. Thoughtful commentary welcomed.

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