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  1. Dreams : Stargazer October 12 to 14 2017

  2. Today's Amazing Teens

  3. Your Rainbow Vibes

  4. Dreams Stargazer October 9 to 11 2017

  5. Dreams : Stargazer

  6. Dreams : Stargazer October 3 to 5 2017

  7. Glimmer of Hope

  8. Dreams : Stargazer September 30 to October 2 2017

  9. STOPPING CRIMES FROM BEING COMMITTED

  10. Dreams : Stargazer September 27 to 29 2017

  11. Lighting Sparks

  12. Dreams : Stargazer September 24 to 26 2017

  13. Dreams : Stargazer September 21 to 23 2017

  14. Dreams : Stargazer September 18 to 20 2017

  15. Me And Garcetti

  16. Dreams : Stargazer September 15 to 17 2017

  17. You Are Important Too

  18. Human Error

  19. Dreams : Stargazer September 12 to 14 2017

  20. Dreams : Stargazer September 9 to 11 2017

  21. Dreams : Stargazer September 6 to 8 2017

  22. "Original Sin"

  23. Dreams : Stargazer September 3 to 5 2017

  24. Dreams : Stargazer August 31 to September 2 2017

  25. Your Life

  26. Dreams : Stargazer August 28 to 30 2017

  27. Dreams : Stargazer August 25 to 27 2017

  28. The Here And Now

  29. Reflections: Sunday Afternoons

  30. Dreams : Stargazer August 22 to 24 2017

  31. Dreams : Stargazer August 19 to 21 2017

  32. Always Putting Something Back

  33. Dreams : Stargazer August 16 to 18 2017

  34. Dreams : Stargazer August 13 to 15 2017

  35. Dreams : Stargazer August 10 to 12 2017

  36. Dreams : Stargazer August 7 to 9 2017

  37. River of Earth

  38. Dreams : Stargazer August 4 to 6 2017

  39. Dreams : Stargazer August 1 to 3 2017



Glimmer of Hope

One of my childhood joys was riding my bike through the back roads of Spotsylvania County. Sometimes, my cousins, my brothers and I would ride together. I’ll never forget this one particular summer’s day when I was riding alone. I was slowly pedaling pass a white house with green-trimmed windows. I heard a young voice yell out “Randy! Randy!” From around the corner of the house one of my classmates was excitedly waving ‘hello’. I slowed to a stop and we chatted about how our summer break was going and how we both were wondering who our teachers would be once school starts in several weeks. We were both unapologetic book nerds and the kind of “weird” kids who couldn’t wait to go back to school. Our friendly chat was abruptly cut short when the front door hastily flew open and her angry, red-faced father yelled and ordered her to “Get in the house!”

Growing up as a Black kid in America certainly wasn’t easy. Many people of color could tell you countless stories of walking casually along the country road or city sidewalk and someone yells out a derogatory word from a passing vehicle. When I was a kid I would always wish and hope that things would get better between the races. It seems as though I was always looking for that glimmer of hope.

Nowadays, as I strongly advocate “start with one person at a time”, I wholeheartedly believe that things will get better, and my proof and example of my faith and hope stems from one of many personal life experiences. Remember the young White classmate who I was chatting with on that summer’s day and her racist father told her to “get in the house!”…Well, she had moved away from her racist father and now owns a small independent bookstore near the Virginia-Maryland state line. We still keep in touch, and she proudly has my four books on full display near the entrance of her store, especially ‘Wet Matches’, she says, as it carries the message of “don’t judge anybody.”

We’re in the fall of 2017 and America is seemingly regurgitating history, instead of moving wisely forward and learning from it. My message to everyone (especially to those kids out there who are currently wishing and hoping that things will get better) is to keep doing what you’re doing and please don’t fall into the trap of negativity. There are far more positive people in this world than negative ones, and you’re certainly one of the good ones. And that glimmer of hope for a better world will come from you. – Randolph Randy Camp

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