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Lunch with Teri / Dinner with Alice / Weekends with Sarah

January 28, 2016 Sarah and I

by Sallie Bingham

In the midst of all the vicissitudes of life, I find myself ever more grateful for my women friends—few, of course, are in my very closest circle, the circle I’ve named the Circle of Trust. These are the women I know I can call on in times of need—fortunately, quite rare—who will understand what I want perhaps better than my relatives, who oversee my progress toward some form of wisdom with courage, humor and compassion. And, above all, tell me the truth.

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Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton; Oscars & Equality; Adoption

January 15, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Hillary Clinton’s chances for the Democratic nomination, the lack of representation for women and minorities in Hollywood, and why international adoption has declined in the past decade.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Progressive Blogger Anushay Hossain, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, The Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow, and Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown.

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Sitting

January 14, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

I don’t remember when I began to sit. For a restless woman, sitting is always a challenge, as it has always been a challenge for me: the big world looms! All kinds of enticements and obligations call! And yet I believe the ten minutes I sit every morning literally save my life.

It’s cold and dark in the early morning here in Santa Fe, although as January progresses, there is a little more light, a pink in the eastern sky before sunrise. A few birds swoop and peep. The twigs on my little apple tree in my yard have fuzzy tips, way too soon; they will certainly be nipped by a late frost. And the snow is deep, soft and pure.

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Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness

January 08, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss women & guns, diversity policy issues, and behind the headlines: Triumph of The Heart, a lesson in forgiveness.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Sabrina Schaeffer, Siobhan ”Sam” Bennett, and Jennifer Higgins.

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A Memoir of Christmas Past

December 22, 2015

by Sallie Bingham

Nostalgia is not my strong suit. Most family rituals, in my experience, long outlive their usefulness. The enthusiasm small children grant to celebrations fades rapidly as the big world pushes in, perhaps especially in the case of Christmas when small children have learned to view any delay in present-giving as an injustice.

Fortunately, there are exceptions.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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