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Claire Hickey

Claire Hickey
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Claire has held a Texas Cosmetology License, Certification in Surgical Technology and has decorated cakes professionally. She believes that life is a banquet to be experienced and wants to learn and do as much as possible while she’s here. This Stay @ Home Mom has always loved to write and thanks to the Communities Digital News has got her chance. Her curiosity and writing lead her to create her column based on “garbage in garbage out” theory to provide interesting and thought provoking pieces that enrich her readers. A proud member of the Greater Fort Worth Writer’s Group she is currently working on her first novel.

September 11: Still fresh, painful and important to remember

I cried, take that you assholes!! How dare you attack my country! How dare you threaten my family, loved ones and fellow Americans!

Election 2016: A history of Presidential debates (ABC Live Stream and Chat)

Critical thinking, effective communication, independent research, and teamwork are necessary for a successful debate. History testifies to this

Oktoberfest: Bavaria’s festival is a global tradition

Oktoberfest: Bavaria's festival is a global tradition, but did you know it starts in September? That it began as a royal marriage celebration? Learn that and more!

Remembering 9/11: What’s your freedom worth to you?

FORT WORTH, Texas, September 3, 2011 — The phone rang as I gave my seven month old daughter her morning breathing treatment. Re-arranging my...

Marching bands: Everything you need to know

The roots of today's marching bands go back to the time of traveling musicians who traditionally performed at festivals and celebrations in the ancient world.

Jim Thorpe: Greatest American Athlete of the 20th Century

Jim Thorpe, the greatest all-around athlete of the 20th century, set the standard for modern-day American athletes and Olympians.

America’s Founding Fathers: What price freedom?

America's Founding Fathers "chose liberty over safety. When they signed that troublesome manifesto, they weren’t just declaring their independence - they were signing their own death warrant." ~ Mike Rowe

Commencement primer: Graduation traditions explained

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 8, 2016 — It’s June, and the 2016 spring commencement season is coming to a close. Those participating in the...

A short history of the American high school Prom

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 30, 2016 — Flower shops, formal wear boutiques and specialty stores are busy for the months of May and June....

Harriet Tubman to grace U.S. currency

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 22, 2016 — The last time America's currency evolved on a large scale, Calvin Coolidge was still president. The first...

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"Gurl 26" Agnes De Vril was a passionate whirlwind in the decadent, thrill ride, surrealistic, experiential fever dream that was New York City in the early 1980's.

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