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Hints on searching Articles

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You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 30 Days
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 3 Months
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • 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

 1 record found

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf

(Our World   August 21, 2020)
A picture of grandparenting in America today…
Topics: COVID-19 Demographics Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Statistics


 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

I Guess I Must Have Blinked by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 14, 2009)
Thoughts following a high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Parenting, Parents

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

A Prayer for High School Graduates by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 2, 2013)
Talking to the Almighty about our children…
Topics: Education Parenting, Parents Prayer


 1 record found

A Sentimental Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2009)
A road trip to college with daughter number three…
Topics: Change Family Parenting, Parents


 5 records found

Bringing Up . . . by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 21, 2015)
Thoughts on Father's Day…
Topics: Family Father's Day Parenting, Parents

And God Created Mothers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2009)
A special Mother's Day tribute…
Topics: Family Holidays Parenting, Parents

A Father's Day Wish by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 15, 2008)
One dad's dreams for his three daughters…
Topics: Family Grandchildren Holidays Hopes & Dreams Parenting, Parents

With Gratitude for Mother-Like Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2008)
A hymn for Mothers' Day…
Topics: Family Holidays Parenting, Parents Prayer

That Certain Someone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 17, 2007)
A father's love is a universal longing…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents

News & Current Events

 4 records found

Kids, I Lost My Job by Ken Potts

(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Be open, honest with kids about your employment…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Family News Parenting, Parents Relationships Unemployment Work

Bulletproof Backpacks and Back-to-School Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2019)
What has become of our world?…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Education Fears, Concerns Parenting, Parents Social Issues Technology

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

What Was She Thinking? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 15, 2009)
Questioning a sngle mother's sanityhellip;
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken Family Parenting, Parents


 36 records found

Take Time to Listen by Ken Potts

(Connections   September 19, 2020)
Don't just talk—advice for parents (and grandparents)…
Topics: Communication Family Parenting, Parents Relationships

The Joy of Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

(Connections   August 14, 2020)
The ultimate win-win…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Grandchildren Gratitute Parenting, Parents Relationships

Developing a Child's Self-Esteem (part 1) by Ken Potts

(Connections   April 5, 2020)
It's not easy in today's world
Topics: Character, Integrity Discipline Education Family Parenting, Parents Relationships

A Parent's Lesson by Ken Potts

(Connections   March 21, 2020)
Children grow up in their own way…
Topics: COVID-19 Family Grandchildren Parenting, Parents Relationships

Misbehaving Children by Ken Potts

(Connections   January 12, 2020)
Soem tips&helllip;
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents Teaching

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