Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Parents Anonymous’ Bonus Effect


“Parents Anonymous is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” I’d say, and the next question is, “If it works so well, then why did you attend for so long?” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 5, 2014 The answer to … Continue reading

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The Kindness And Trust Of Others


Traveling abroad enriches the mind in unexpected ways just as it did for my own daughter. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 1, 2014 My daughter Katie studied art in Italy for a year. She had taught herself to play … Continue reading

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Heroes: Meet Two of Mine


The title ‘Hero’ is bandied about every day but what does that mean? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 14, 2013 If you had asked me at age seven who my hero was I would not have hesitated to tell … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin: My Hope


Unable to concentrate on my writing, I search for a way to cope with black reality and to go on after the stunning verdict in the Zimmerman trial. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 17, 2013 As hot as it … Continue reading

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Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. PSAs


The non-violence and anti-spanking PSAs here can be saved and redistributed on Facebook, by electronic means or in printed materials as well. The PSAs may be changed in size to fit printed materials or for any other electronic media. I … Continue reading

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The Volunteer Wizard of Oz


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 28, 2013 Volunteering on the Parents Anonymous Family Helpline is a little like being the Wizard of Oz. We always tell people who call the line that we are not trained counselors but that … Continue reading

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What Will Your Epitaph Say?


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 30, 2012 My family and I went to Emley’s Cemetery in Imlaystown to pursue our hobby of ‘graving.’ While we were there taking photos of the different stones I remembered a question from many … Continue reading

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Dial-Up


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 30, 2012 A few years ago I was researching ‘spanking’ for an article I was working on and came across a website where you could click to listen to an actual spanking as it … Continue reading

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