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Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins (May 1, 2017)

Sneaking around to do good deeds…a tradition in need of revival…


Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins (April 24, 2017)

With tongue only partly in cheek


New Plans by James N. Watkins (January 1, 2017)

God has a plan for the new year…


The True Meaning of Christmas by Bill Nichols (December 16, 2016)

Which piece of chicken would you choose?…


Twelve Sites of Christmas 2016 by James N. Watkins (December 9, 2016)

We present Jim's annual list of cartoons and favorite Christmas columns, updated for 2016…


Been to Bethlehem? by Bill Nichols (December 9, 2016)

I almost drove right by…


Life, Liberty, and . . . by Stu Johnson (July 4, 2016)

Is the Declaration of Independence a relic or a prized possession?


Finding an Uncluttered World by Bill Nichols (May 2, 2016)

It's simple but not easy…


March Madness by Wes Wick (April 3, 2016)

Lessons from the rituals of brackets and primary elections…


Am I a 'Feminist'? Yes and no! by James N. Watkins (March 10, 2016)

Happy International Women's Day!…


Watkins for President 2016 by James N. Watkins (February 6, 2016)

Contributor and humorist Watkins throws his pen into the presidential race…


'Sanctity of Life' from womb to tomb by James N. Watkins (January 22, 2016)

Going beyond today's 'Right to Life' march…


Shoo the News Blues by James N. Watkins (January 18, 2016)

Intervention for a news junkie…


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ten Commandments for Cultural Change by James N. Watkins (January 18, 2016)

Celebrating the hope for cultural change that Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in word and deed…


Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick (January 12, 2016)

Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…


Two Views of My World by Howard Whitaker (December 19, 2015)

Two contrasting photo essay videos introduce Howard Whitaker to SeniorLifestyle : "The Fall and Rise of Fall" and "Elegy for the Iron Horse"…


The Twelve Sites of Christmas. . . and no partridge in a pear tree! by James N. Watkins (December 1, 2015)

We present Jim Watkin's annual list of cartoons and favorite Christmas columns…


Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson (November 6, 2015)

A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)


Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson (November 6, 2015)

A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)


Lessons from Back to the Future by James N. Watkins (October 21, 2015)

Helpful advice as we navigate into the future…