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Molly Alexander Darden believes that the United States is developing a principles-based collaborative society that can lead to genuine exceptionality, based on a 21st-century approach to solving problems. Recognizing the beginnings of a shift from dependence on force, to diplomacy for resolving conflicts, she recommends our shifting from dependence on government to solve our problems, in favor of the private sector’s taking significant control whenever practical.

As a society, we can develop communications skills including conflict resolution and negotiation, in a collaborative culture that will restore a safe, stable environment in which to develop and grow and nourish our society.

As we recognize our place in a global society, we accept that we can learn from others who have, at times, achieved the higher standards to which we aspire. Our collaborative attitude must extend beyond our boundaries if we are to take our place in a new 21st Century electronic environment of building and maintaining global relationships that span the gamut of life’s experiences.

With excellence as our standard, Molly Darden strives to inspire us to strengthen our stability and growth by, among other endeavors, restoring our vigorous economy through private-sector initiatives that will return significant numbers of the workforce to jobs that provide reasonable pay and benefits. By elevating the level of our education system, we provide reasonable opportunities for our next generations to succeed throughout their rapidly evolving social environment.

Entries by Molly Alexander Darden

Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of

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An Open Letter to the Media and to Global Parents

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM

To the Media
With all the conflicts going on these days, of course it's natural for journalists to cover every gory aspect of them. I get that. The thing is, that you're repeating the same old story of blame and accusation that we've heard all our lives, and it...

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The Fountain of Youth Springs from Within

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:41 PM

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving."
- Patrick Dennis in Around the World with Auntie Mame

We're getting older, folks! Between 2000 and 2010, 25% more Americans were over the age of 60, and the number is growing. Just because we're...

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Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 1:39 AM

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger Ebert

Women and men are wired differently; men generally prefer the objective, impersonal approach to conflict, dealing with problems swiftly...

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Obama Ponders the Road Not Taken

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 2:24 PM

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

-- Robert Frost

As the politically religious war rages in...

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Global Pioneers Are Inventing a Better Future

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:21 PM

In a number of aspects, America is ailing at the moment; we are facing enormous difficulty in caring for our returning veterans, we're experiencing a negatively changing climate and a widening socioeconomic gap along with a crumbling infrastructure. Compounding the problems is a comparatively inactive Congress since 2008.

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Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 2:00 PM

As the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public, it's good to reflect on America; who we are and why, and perhaps, to rethink negative opinions about immigration and real racial equality.

On September 11, 2001, America changed forever as we came under direct attack. Nearly 3,000 people...

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The Great Migration From Life Through Death

(2) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 9:01 PM

"I'm going on a journey soon, by myself." -- John R. Fenn, Jr.

With my older brother's passing recently, my thoughts have turned to death itself; what it is, and what happens to us afterward -- the migration from life through death. People's concepts of death, the rituals with which...

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Sue Doyle, Irish Racehorse Trainer. A Forward-Thinking Individual of the Ages

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:23 PM

In Kildare, Ireland, St. Brigid's Cathedral was packed on that lovely sunny 9th of June, 2011 when horse racing's close-knit community came to pay respects to retired trainer, Sue Doyle on the Curragh in Co. Kildare.

Known for her eccentric ways and respected for so very much more,...

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Ireland: Plebeian to Posh

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 4:26 PM

Visiting Ireland can be either a high-end or budget experience, and I decided to combine the two for a wonderfully innovative journey to reconnect with my Irish roots.

Ireland presents delightful possibilities for a variety of travel styles. Couples, single people, old and young -- everyone can enjoy this...

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Why We Should Respect All Cultural Celebrations

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:28 PM

It's the beginning of 2014, and this may be a good time to begin raising awareness about how we celebrate our numerous ethnic holidays throughout the year. Each and every American today stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, some under great duress,...

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Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:43 PM

"We have been told for many generations that America is the Superpower; it is way beyond all other countries of the world in monetary and military strength, but it has yet to prove to the world that it can be a Superpower in terms of its moral strength."-- Arun M....

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Private Sector Training Initiatives Lead to Increased Profits

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 4:01 PM

"You've got to think until your brain hurts." -- Elon Musk

We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.

On the right, corporate leaders are perceived as greedy takers raking in astronomical salaries and bonuses,...

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Quantum Education Comes From Three 'R's + Four 'C's

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 1:41 PM

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." -- Alec Bourne

By most accounts, in education American youth lag behind others in the world. We can catch up if we're determined to do so, but it won't be easy or...

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The 'Pony Express' in Ireland is Running Strong

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:16 PM

Take away e-mail, expensive snail mail, Facebook and Twitter. Take away newspapers. So, how can someone in metro Atlanta send Christmas greetings to cherished friends and former neighbors living in the foothills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains in rural East Galway, Ireland?

No problem! In my case, I have two...

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Living Pioneer Journalist

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 10:34 AM

The following is a chapter from my upcoming book, Vision and Voice for Girls, written for middle school-age girls.

"Dreams Propel Ambitions"
-- Charlayne Hunter-Gault


Charlayne was a little girl who knew exactly who and what she wanted to be when she grew up. Never mind that...

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Mandela or Obstructionist Politicians; Choosing the Best Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 1:13 PM

Those of our political leaders and the people who fund them, who are obstructionists, pale in the shadow of Nelson Mandela. He was everything they are not, and their legacy will reflect the difference. Mandela lived by principle, and he also lived by steel-minded moral discipline to keep private his...

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We Can Prepare for the Possible Holiday LGBT 'Bombshell'

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Of the 320+ million people living in America, only about an estimated 9 million are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. That's only about 3.8 percent. Yet, if only one LGBT person sits at our holiday table and announces they are not straight, it can hit like...

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Taking Control During the Shutdown

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Watching our legislators losing it over the last few months -- even, apparently, drinking in public, has generated such feelings of helplessness in many of us! We feel as though we're living on shifting sands, or even sinking in quicksand, not knowing what to expect for our present or our...

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Legacy, Schmegacy -- What's the Big Deal Politically?

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 5:00 PM

"To all those who believe it possible to have win-win outcomes in life. May your actions reflect this belief as you step up to lead this generation." -- Habib Chamoun-Nicolas

As we move toward yet another election season, it's important to consider how we will conduct ourselves and our campaigns...

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