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The Vindication of Cheeese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk
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Research has exonerated dairy fats as a cause of early death, but low-fat products continue to be perceived as healthier…

The Great Watkinso
by James N. Watkins (Apr 22, 2022)

Watch Jim perform for the simple enjoyment of it, or share his magic with the grand-kids (or anyone!)…

Enough of That, Let's Talk About Happiness
by Garrison Keillor (Apr 21, 2022)

To create laughter out of ordinary tedium is a privilege. There’s nothing better.…

The Ultimate Godwink!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 17, 2022)

Easter is the Godwink of all Godwinks!…

1950 Census Released
by US Census Bureau Staff (Apr 16, 2022)

While we know the aggragate statistics, the details remain hidden for seven decades, but now you can dive into the details of the 1950 census…

It is a God Friday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 15, 2022)

Reflections of Good Friday…

Forget About Nut Cases, Let's Talk About What's Real
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The Master's Palm Sunday
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The Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Course—when the Master's falls on Palm Sunday…

From Refugee to Royalty
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Apr 9, 2022)

Remembering the remarkable Madeleine Albright…

Prayer of the Children
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Written for another war this song is a poignant reminder of the suffering in Ukraine now . . . or any war, in any place…

Just One More Morning of an Old Man
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Thoughts on life from the right field bleachers…

COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022
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Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. At the the same time, USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly?…

A Poetic Month
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April is National Poetry Month…

10 of the Best Train Journeys in Europe
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A new book on rail travel across the continent showcases gorgeous scenery, historic routes and adventures at a slower pace…

The Mulligan Movie
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Calm Down, People, It's Going to be Okay
by Garrison Keillor (Mar 30, 2022)

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What the Tip-of-the-tongue Phenomenon Says About Cognitive Aging
by Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts / MIT Reader (Mar 26, 2022)

While word-finding failures can be taken as evidence of memory problems, they may not be harbingers of befuddlement after all.

A Modern-day Pieta
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Mar 26, 2022)

A statue of Christ is carried to a bunker for safe keeping in Lviv Ukraine…

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How your eating rhythms impact your mental health…

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Looking at housing options, starting with cohousing…

Blackboard History
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An Oklahoma school discovered a literal time capsule when a remodeling project uncovered slate blackboards with lessons from 1917…

Pray Without Ceasing: How?
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Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Gary Jansen on developing a transformational prayer life…

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by James N. Watkins (Jan 22, 2016)

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

New Life
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Real love, real life…

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes
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When is it time to suspect Alzheimer's? This guide from the Alzheimer's Association compares early signs of the disease with normal changes most of us experience as we age…

Music in the Mall (and Elsewhere)
compiled by Stu Johnson (Dec 8, 2015)

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Umpteen Jobs
by Dan Seagren (May 28, 2017)

Sometimes 2-3 jobs at once was an enriching experience…

by Stu Johnson (Apr 17, 2018)

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The Dilemma of Dementia
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A call to compassion…

Zip Risk?
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James Robert Watkins: Soul Brother
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Digging up trivia and treasures when searching for namesakes…

Ben Hur Remake
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Revenge, reconciliation, redemption, and an inspiring back story…

Judge Judy and the Supremes
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Some people think she is a Supreme Court justice…

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The changing role of men…

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