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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

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

David Letterman's Jacket by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 11, 2009)
Will it help him weather the late night chill?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Popular Culture Television


 1 record found

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 7, 2013)
We live in a society where almost anything goes. Almost, but not quite.…
Topics: Civility Communication Ethics & Morality Family

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2013)
Our beloved nation is in real trouble…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith God Religion Trends

Forget You, Pat Robertson! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 18, 2011)
Alzheimer's Disease is no reason to forget your wedding vows…
Topics: Disease Ethics & Morality Faith


 3 records found

Getting Rich Quick by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 30, 2011)
Many, perhaps most, would like to get rich. The quicker the better…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Ethics & Morality Financial

Spam or Scam? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 24, 2007)
If you are like most computer users, you probably get enough spam and scam delectables to feed you for quite some time…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Ethics & Morality Fraud Internet

Senior Discounts by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 30, 2006)
Why do seniors get a discount? Even better, why should they?
Topics: Ethics & Morality Financial


 4 records found

Life Matters by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 18, 2020)
From womb to tomb…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Compassion Contemplation, Insight Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality Social Issues

Turning the Clock Back by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 31, 2013)
Yes, I can turn our grandmother clock back. So, why can't we turn our calendar back? …
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Memories Trends

Facing America's Moral Erosion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2009)
Reflections on a famous American landmark…
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality

The Deceiving Beauty of Autumn Leaves by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 20, 2007)
Examining the death of morality in progress…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith Trends

Government & Politics

 5 records found

May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2017)
Challenging a double standard in the Oval Office…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality News Politics Scandal Social Issues Values

The White House Race is a Mud Bowl by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 15, 2016)
Just how low can they go?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality News Politics

The Lessons of Bridgegate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 19, 2014)
Coming to terms with an unnecessary toll…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics

Babies in the Wings (Clipped) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 15, 2009)
Grieving a pro-life stance…
Topics: Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Politics Social Issues

A Relay Race Disgrace by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2008)
Sober lessons from John Edward's fall…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics Scandal


 1 record found

Lincoln, Lincoln, I've Been Thinkin' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2013)
Pondering Lincoln's legacy on the 204th anniversary of his birth…
Topics: Ethics & Morality History Holidays Politics


 1 record found

Let the Little Children Come by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 13, 2014)
Pondering the border situation…
Topics: Bible Ethics & Morality


 1 record found

Preventing Truth Decay by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 4, 2007)
Exposing the cultural cavity of deception…
Topics: Communication Ethics & Morality Language, Meaning Media News Popular Culture

News & Current Events

 15 records found

About Those Numbers by Stu Johnson

(My World   May 19, 2020)
Putting COVID-19 numbers in perspective…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease Ethics & Morality Media News Research Social Issues Trust Writing

When the Big House is a Full House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 13, 2019)
Exposing Lori Loughlin and Admissions Gate…
Topics: Character, Integrity Education Ethics & Morality News Parenting, Parents Scandal

About Face(book), Mr. Zuckerberg by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 14, 2018)
Facing up to what's gone wrong…
Topics: Business Character, Integrity Ethics & Morality Leadership News Social Issues Social Media Technology

'Sanctity of Life' from womb to tomb by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 22, 2016)
Going beyond today's 'Right to Life' march…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Ethics & Morality News Social Movements

Deception Can Be Deadly by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 21, 2015)
Lessons from the NAACP leader in Spokane…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Fraud Social Issues Social Movements

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Sports & Recreation

 6 records found

The Lion King and a Tiger's Tale by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 11, 2010)
Thinking about the new Nike ad with Tiger Woods' dad…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Media Sports

Tiger Ain't Out of the Woods Yet by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 13, 2009)
The penalty strokes are more than he expected…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Media Scandal Sports

Dear God, A-Rod by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 15, 2009)
Talking turkey with Alex Rodriguez…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Scandal Sports

Not Your Average Run by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 13, 2008)
What does the blighted Olympic torch relay suggest?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Sports

The Perfect Patriots? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 13, 2008)
Think again!…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Football (American) Sports

Going, Going, Gone! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2007)
Why Barry will soon need a bondsman…
Topics: Baseball Ethics & Morality Scandal Sports


 1 record found

Seller Beware by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 26, 2009)
Want ads with an unwanted outcome…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality