Night to Shine: Approximately 160 guests with special needs treated to special prom night
(Local News ~ 02/10/18)
SIKESTON -- Julia McMillen sat below an archway of balloons as guest after guest made their way down a red carpet and into the Sikeston Armory. McMillen, born with cerebral palsy, greeted as many guests as she could with a wave and smile as part of the welcoming committee and one of the many hands that helped create Friday's Night to Shine event...
'Unrealistic expectations' plague elected leaders
(Column ~ 02/10/18)
For some reason, on the way to work this morning, I was thinking about the concept of "unrealistic expectations." For me, the term is self-explanatory. Though there are obvious exceptions, when a 10-year-old boy's life plan is to play professional sports, more often than not, that is an "unrealistic expectation." We use terms like day dreaming or reaching for the stars, but in more clinical terms it's simply "unrealistic expectations". Don't misunderstand. Having high expectations and day dreaming on your future is purely normal. In one way or another, I suspect we are all guilty. But increasingly, as we watch the decay of the political landscape in this country, far too many people have "unrealistic expectations," based on their own partisan views of our future.
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