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Rest In Peace, Godfather Of Soul

For me, this will always be the image of James Brown that I see in my mind's eye — the whirlwind of energy and verve on the dance floor, hips pumping and feet floating across the floor without ever seeming to move.  May he find the comfort that he never truly found in life.  Rest in peace, Godfather of Soul.

For more on James Brown's life, career, and musical discography, check out this great compendium from Rolling Stone.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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