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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

Keeping My Best 'Me' at Age 74

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 3:49 PM

People approach middle and old age in a variety of ways; some try to appear younger with Botox, plastic surgery and other artificial methods. Others give in and give up, just sitting around lethargically; while others choose to embrace it - either through formal programs, or through informed informal means....

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Two American Heroes Show Us How to Restore Our Exceptionalism

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 4:46 PM

"We've come through panics, Depression, floods, strikes, wars and more, and there's something here that seems to hold us together. There's a spiritual something that always sees us through, and we must never lose that.

"So remember my friends, that even though things are a little wrong right now, there's...

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Stereotyping? We Can Do Better, With Common Values

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 3:29 PM


Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended. A number of people on social media immediately began the blame game...

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How to Drive the Internet Highway Fearlessly, to Promote Religious Harmony

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 7:40 PM

"Social media is changing the face of religion."
--Heidi Campbell Associate Professor of Communications, Texas A&M University

Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise; even Christians are being persecuted globally. Because we live in a pluralistic global society, no longer is it practical for us to just say, 'I'll stay...

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How to Raise Children Who Choose Peace

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:24 PM

When young people choose to join terrorists, we ask ourselves, 'Why?' We surmise that they come from families and societies that offer them no opportunities. Or, that they choose the perceived glamor and power associated with bombing and killing, or it could be a factor much more subtle, involving how...

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

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:50 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

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 1:00 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 | 5:41 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 | 2:39 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 | 3:24 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 | 4:21 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 | 3:00 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 | 10:01 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 | 6:23 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 | 5:26 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 | 5:28 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 | 5:43 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 | 5:01 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 | 2:41 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 | 4:16 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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