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  1. Article Scope:
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    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 2 records found

Enjoy the Ride! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 26, 2012)
Advice on turning 60…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith

What, Me Not Drive? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 1, 2006)
For some, that awful, depressing, imposing, disgusting senior moment is when we're told not to drive any more.…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Change Freedom Lifestyle, General


 1 record found

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

(Connections   August 17, 2020)
Emotionsal honesty has its limits…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Character, Integrity Communication COVID-19 Family Parenting, Parents Psychology, Psychological Health Relationships


 1 record found

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 10, 2012)
A baccalaureate hymn…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Education Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Have a God-Directed New Year by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 5, 2019)
Fill your new year with hope and humor…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith Future Grace Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Predictions & Forecasts


 3 records found

Scams that Prey on the Elderly By Miriam Cross

(Finance and Legal   July 3, 2020)
Six scams that target older Americans…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Financial Fraud Lies, Deception, Scams Relationships Risk

Senior Scams by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 27, 2014)
Taking precautious to avoid becomig a victim…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Wisdom

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 24, 2006)
Money magazine, November 2006, put it bluntly…Hello, Sucker THINK SCAMS ONLY HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE?…
Topics: Advertising Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Financial Fraud


 2 records found

Any Resemblance? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 18, 2015)
Starting 2015 with a column written years ago about Geritol…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Memories

Advisory Capacity by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 13, 2010)
Awhile ago, years or decades I can't remember, I heard someone say something like this: Lord, I'll serve You in any position, especially in an advisory capacity…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Healthy Priorities by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 29, 2010)
Being a cancer survivor I heartily recommend some of the things we can do (as well as those we ought not be doing)…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Disease Health Care Wellness

Intelligent Bystanders by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 6, 2007)
Quite recently, the medical profession has made it known that we can have a positive senior moment rather than a negative one…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Health Care Trouble

Life Events

 1 record found

Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins

(My World   May 22, 2020)
The top ten things you won't hear at commencement…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Education Learning Wisdom

News & Current Events

 1 record found

Outside In by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   May 14, 2020)
Being engaged while staying safer at home…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Internet Learning Leisure News Technology Travel


 6 records found

Top Ten Things My Mom Taught Me by James N. Watkins

(Learn   January 12, 2019)
A tribute becomes a eulogy…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Learning Relationships Teaching

Well-aged Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 31, 2011)
A pastor-father's advice to the bride and groom…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Parenting, Parents

The Father of the Bride Remembers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 24, 2011)
Pondering framed pictures in the hallway of my heart…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Memories Parenting, Parents

The Mother of the Bride by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 1, 2010)
What lessons can Hillary teach to Chelsea?…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Parenting, Parents

On Being Widowed by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 3, 2008)
Facing the loss of a spouse…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping Dying and Death Family Living Alone

Mentoring by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 17, 2006)
Adults, parents and grandparents, even great grandparents, exert an influence on the up and coming generation(s) for good or ill, or perhaps somewhat neutrally.…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Leadership Wisdom

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

On Mastering Golf by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 8, 2006)
If you've never had a senior moment playing golf, read on. Actually, I'm getting closer every year to scoring my age (on nine holes).…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Humor Leisure