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Rose Nolen columns

ROSE NOLEN: Shared memories, experiences make us stronger

Our mobility as a society costs us in many ways. We live in many houses and several neighborhoods, and our environments are constantly changing.

ROSE NOLEN: Accepting all humans as equal can be challenge

People who have lived all of their lives submerged in a sea of racial supremacy, drowned in the belief that one race is superior to all others, are not likely to recover easily. To learn to accept all human beings as equals, for some, can be a challenge.

ROSE NOLEN: In America, we can't live without people

We cannot afford to shut down our government. Things can go wrong any place, any time, and when they do, we depend on the people who work for this nation.

ROSE NOLEN: Texting while driving is reckless behavior

Young people should acknowledge the seriousness and possibility of danger when they text while behind the wheel.

 

ROSE NOLEN: Guns, violence here to stay

No matter how many mass murders occur, people will continue clinging to their guns.

ROSE NOLEN: Cost of funerals is outrageous

Even though funerals provide an important step in the grieving process, they shouldn't cost so much.

 

 

 

ROSE NOLEN: Fall season is perfect time to explore Missouri

It’s harvest time, the planting is all done, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the labor. It’s time for long, leisurely drives across the state. It’s time to visit the neighbors and see what changes the year has brought into being.

ROSE NOLEN: Families should discuss gun safety

Truly, people are not trying to do away with guns. They are simply searching for ways to do away with the violence.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans should trust one another more

I don’t think we will become a stronger people through the use of guns. I can only hope we will become a wiser people through knowledge and understanding.

ROSE NOLEN: Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are national reminders of racism

Racial attitudes against the civil rights movement may still be prevalent today.

ROSE NOLEN: Families key in solving social problems today

It will only be when the public decides to really get involved will we see the end to many of our social dilemmas. Every household needs to be accountable and commit itself to taking a stand to help rid this country of dangerous drugs.

ROSE NOLEN: Remembering our military heroes, with mixed feelings

Serving in the military today is a lot different than it used to be.

ROSE NOLEN: Don't depend on politicians to make the situation better

Americans need to band together to figure out how to fix the economy because people need jobs and families need to survive.

ROSE NOLEN: It's not easy, but let's strive for drug-free communities

We should use our freedom to better ourselves and communities instead of using it for entertainment.

ROSE NOLEN: Summer projects spark nostalgia for things that last

In a world of temporary things, there are still items — and events — that are made to last.

ROSE NOLEN: Taking a look at sleep, surgery and summer vacation

Missouri is a great place to spend the summer exploring.

ROSE NOLEN: Emancipation Day reminds us of our history, community

The story of slavery is very important in African-American history. The men and women who endured the hardships and overcame the struggles are the heroes and heroines of our story.

ROSE NOLEN: Family members share tales of history

Rose Nolen had a family of storytellers. Wherever news was being made in Missouri, chances were some family member was nearby.

ROSE NOLEN: May is a month for celebrations, remembering the past

Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.

ROSE NOLEN: Dreams, expectations different for everyone

Dreams and expectations are different for everyone, but a backup system always proves to be valuable.

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