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Author Archives: Diana Hartman

Diana is a USMC (ret.) spouse, mother of three and a Wichita, Kansas native. She is back in the United States after 10 years in Germany. She is a contributing author to Holiday Writes. She hates liver & motivational speakers. She loves science & naps.

Attempting to Define ‘Art’

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The unoriginal is specifically excluded. Read More »

An Open Letter to the Suicidal and the Disease of Depression (R.I.P. Robin Williams)

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Robin Williams's comedy was part of my recovery. I watched until I could recite his jokes by heart. His death is especially hurtful because it was his comedy I often returned to for relief Read More »

The Truth About Hugs, Oxytocin, and Mental Illness

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Mental illness cannot be scared off or hugged away. Read More »

What To Do, What To Do: The Crime of Sexual Assault

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Our societal barometer is broken. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap’ by Matt Taibbi

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A wild ride through the 2008 economic meltdown that, six years later, still burns like an inextinguishable pile of tires in the hearts and heartlands of billions of people in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Read More »

Reverse Culture Shock: Customer Service in the U.S. is Ridiculous

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If you want my business, try the novel idea of actually conducting one. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Spouse Calls: Messages from a Military Life’ by Terri Barnes

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This is the soft place to rest your head for a moment during the harrowing rides of military life. Read More »

Pro-Life Atheist Urges “Leave the Realm of Science”

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Hiding behind the humanist shield to deflect scientific discourse isn't a pass for legislating guesses. Read More »

Alice Walker’s Daughter Swings the Feminist Pendulum

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It isn't good enough to disavow a belief system. Read More »

The Science of a Girl’s Dream

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Told that girls weren't scientists, I abandoned the idea of ever being able to access that tiny world under the microscope. Read More »