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by Victoria Jackson -- A stranger and me, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2011 Walking the streets of San Juan for my first time, I try to think up adjectives for my more…

Obama is a centrist! Yippee!

by Victoria Jackson -- Jan. 26, 2011: Me at home in Miami Wow! Obama's not a communist anymore! He's a centrist! Yippee! Because I am now a Women Impacting the Nation mother, more…

Win the 'war' (oops) – ignore the rhetoric

by Victoria Jackson -- Something bad is happening. Small groups of moms are gathering by candlelight across the country. We will do anything to protect our children. Tonight I am at a more…

By the sea

by Victoria Jackson -- My first cruise, January 2011 I'm sitting on the deck of my first cruise ship, looking out at the big, blue sea, listening to its lush loudness, sucking more…

I got a tattoo

by Victoria Jackson -- Me and my first grandchild, Ever Grace, 2011 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? – Romans 6:1 I somehow found more…

Praying hands

by Victoria Jackson -- Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla., 2001 I am not "religious." The word "religion" is taken from the Greek word "re-ligio," and it means "to bind back to God." more…

The American Dream

by Victoria Jackson -- Saturday Night Live Update Desk, 1987 This is the American Dream. A poor, little white girl from Carol City, whose teacher-and-nurse parents can't afford her college, who is more…