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    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.
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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.
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  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.
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  • 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.
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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).

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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

A Word about Modernity by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 7, 2010)
I remember living without TV…
Topics: Change Media Popular Culture Science & Technology Trends

Arts & Entertainment

 41 records found

The Envelope Please by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 15, 2020)
Reflections on the Academy Aware ceremony…
Topics: Media Metaphors, Life Lessons Movies Popular Culture Religion

Reading by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 22, 2019)
Is it part of your life?…
Topics: Learning Leisure News Popular Culture

Three Chords and the Truth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 21, 2019)
Celebrating Ken Burns' series on Country Music…
Topics: History Music Popular Culture Television

Remembering the Queen of Soul by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 18, 2018)
A tribute to Aretha Franklin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Media Music News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Celebrities by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 15, 2016)
The role of celebrity in culture and hope for a desire to make a better world…
Topics: Popular Culture Service Social Issues

There are 36 more items for this category and the Popular Culture topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

Ben Hur Remake by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   August 15, 2016)
Revenge, reconciliation, redemption, and an inspiring back story…
Topics: Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Inspiration Movies Popular Culture

The Singer and the Pastor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 14, 2016)
A video interview between Bono and Eugene Peterson…
Topics: Beliefs Christian Life Faith Music Popular Culture Religion

Superhero Rumble by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   March 23, 2016)
Beyond the fun of the new superhero movie is divine imagery that taps deep human desires for hope, safety, salvation and justice…
Topics: Metaphors, Life Lessons Movies Popular Culture Religion Spirituality, Seeking God


 3 records found

La La Land is More Than a Movie by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2017)
Hollywood seduces young dreamers with nightmares…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Popular Culture

What Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2010)
Accounting for the causalities of an uncivil war…
Topics: Civility Communication Politics Popular Culture

Barbie at 50 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 8, 2009)
The midlife crisis surrounding America's famous doll…
Topics: History Popular Culture

Government & Politics

 2 records found

A Way with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 21, 2018)
Exposing President Trump's verbal challenges…
Topics: Current Events, News Language, Meaning News Politics Popular Culture Writing

The Obama and Oprah Show by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2007)
Is this a winning team?…
Topics: Politics Popular Culture Television


 1 record found

Taking Stock of Woodstock by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 16, 2009)
How that concert forty years ago impacted society…
Topics: Change History Music Popular Culture Social Movements


 4 records found

Halloween and Hallowing by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 27, 2019)
Back to the beginning…
Topics: Halloween History Holidays Popular Culture Religion Spirituality, Seeking God

Music in the Malls 2017 compiled by Stu Johnson

(Arts & Entertainment   December 20, 2017)
Videos of flash mobs and other performances to help brighten your holiday season . . . (See 2018 version for latest updates
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Memories Music Popular Culture

Christmas 2016 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 27, 2016)
The ancient message amidst an ever-changing mix of secular and religious celebration…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Holiday Season Popular Culture

The Twelve Sites of Christmas. . . and no partridge in a pear tree! by James N. Watkins

(My World   December 1, 2015)
We present Jim Watkin's annual list of cartoons and favorite Christmas columns…
Topics: Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Humor Popular Culture


 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

 14 records found

An Earthquake in La La Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2017)
Examining what's been exposed in the rubble…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Character, Integrity Media News Popular Culture Relationships Scandal Social Issues Values

Another Hurricane Named Harvey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 15, 2017)
Praying for a good outcome for a bad situation…
Topics: Character, Integrity Media News Popular Culture Relationships Scandal

Would You Vote for Deez Nuts?Iowa farm boy scores big in poll by Stu Johnson

(My World   August 21, 2015)
The wacky, but worrisome, relationship between politics, polling, and media…
Topics: Government Media Popular Culture Research

The Magic Kingdom Turns 60 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 19, 2015)
An anniversary salute to Disneyland…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Leisure Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

I'll Be Back! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2011)
It takes will and grace to keep marital promises…
Topics: Family Politics Popular Culture Trouble

There are 9 more items for this category and the Popular Culture topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Taking Your Cues from Betty by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 16, 2010)
Let a Golden Girl named White color your picture of retirement…
Topics: Achievements Media Optimal Aging Popular Culture

Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright

(My World   April 5, 2020)
Taking a lighter look at one of the casualties of the pandemic…
Topics: Basketball Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Humor Popular Culture Sports

Super Bowl Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 6, 2016)
Is the big game about football or commercials?…
Topics: Football (American) Popular Culture Sports Television


 1 record found

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2019)
Mark Zuckerberg's baby is growing up…
Topics: Communication Internet News Popular Culture Relationships Science & Technology Social Media Social Movements Technology