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A Prayer for God's Reign
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Who Do You Trust? (2022)
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May God Save the Queen
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What if It Does and They Don't?
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Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake
by Sandra J. Saunders / Creators (Sep 7, 2022)

Isolation is essential for vulnerable people who don't want to get long COVID, or worse. But it never made sense to mandate closures that create additional mental and public health problems to contain the virus…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022
by Stu Johnson (Sep 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


A Tale of Two Mothers
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 3, 2022)

Remembering Diana and Teresa twenty-five years after their deaths…


Is There Life After Work?
by Leona Bergstrom (Sep 3, 2022)

Labor Day reflections…


Into the Tunnel, Thinking in the Dark
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 2, 2022)

The technician said through a speaker, “How are you doing? Not much longer.” Actually, I wished it could be longer…


Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, Making Inspired Mistakes
by Maria Popova / The Marginalian (Aug 27, 2022)

'However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.'…


Yes, Virginia, There is a . . .
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 27, 2022)

Hollywood actress Virginia Patton Moss had a wonderful life…


Life Comes in Focus as the Day Approaches
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 26, 2022)

Open-heart surgery didn’t exist when I was a kid; . . . the fact that they imagine a guy of eighty deserves a battery jump is very inspiring…


To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House
by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic (Aug 20, 2022)

Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety…


Forget About Songwriting: Try Fiction
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 19, 2022)

My ambition had been to write limericks, but thank goodness I gave that up. There’s no money in it, just misery.…


Remembering the King!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 16, 2022)

Elvis Aaron Presley died on August 16, 1977…


How to Tell Science from Psuedoscience
by Natalie Wallington /Popular Science (Aug 13, 2022)

A guide to ferreting out falsehoods…


The Three Amigos
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 13, 2022)

Two men have become mentors to me as we meet regularly to debrief lessons learned on our spiritual journeys…


Drama is Life Trying to Get Our Attention
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 12, 2022)

Carrying anger in your heart is misery in a bottle. . . thoughts on life as an old man prepares for open heart surgery…


How to Support Your Immune System When It's Running Low
by Chloe Gray / Stylist (Aug 12, 2022)

Here’s how to look after your immune system as flu season approaches…


That Pain in the Neck
by Jessica Harris /Stylist (Aug 6, 2022)

Ten stretches and exercises that can treat and prevent neck pain…


Going, Going, Gone!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 4, 2022)

Vin Scholly, the beloved Dodgers play-by-play announcer waves goodbye…


A Big Event and Then a Major Accouncement
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 4, 2022)

I feel I should go to Iowa this week and meet the donor of the heart valve I'm about to get and express my gratitude…


How Many Hours of Sleep Do Your Actually Need?
by Claire Maldarelli / Popular Science (Jul 30, 2022)

It depends on how well you want your brain to work…


So Long, Wally Cleaver
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jul 30, 2022)

Tony Dow's death calls to mind the speed at which time passes…


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'The Chosen' Jesus TV Series
by Rusty Wright (Jan 14, 2022)

Why is it so popular?…


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022
by Stu Johnson (Mar 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


The Vindication of Cheeese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk
by James Hamblin / The Atlantic (Apr 22, 2022)

Research has exonerated dairy fats as a cause of early death, but low-fat products continue to be perceived as healthier…


World War Eleven
submitted by Charlie Matthews (Oct 22, 2021)

A history lesson…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022
by Stu Johnson (Feb 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall…


A Trilogy of Double Holidays
by Dan Seagren (Oct 28, 2021)

When the sacred and secular cross paths…


Waiting to Worship
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Mar 5, 2022)

What does God have for me today?…


Giving Thanks 2021
by James N. Watkins (Nov 5, 2021)

Despite pandemic, supply chain crisis…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021
by Stu Johnson (Oct 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?
by Matt Soniak / Pocket (Dec 11, 2021)

The absence of audio recording technology makes 'when' a tough question to answer. But there are some theories as to 'why'…


Love, Marriage, Sex . . .
by James N. Watkins (Feb 10, 2022)

Jim updates his annual list of top posts, cartoons, and a video for Valentine's Day 2022…


Forget About Nut Cases, Let's Talk About What's Real
by Garrison Keillor (Apr 14, 2022)

There’s a lot of gossip and envy and animosity out there, don’t kid yourself, so all the more reason to hold fast to your friends…


Retirement Savings
by Stu Johnson (Nov 13, 2021)

How do you compare?…


What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?
by Megan Gambino / Smithsonian.com (Nov 25, 2021)

The history of the holiday meals tells us that turkey was always the centerpiece, but other courses have since disappeared and much of our tradition today had not yet appeared…


The Season of Harvest
by Leona Bergstrom (Oct 8, 2021)

Lessons of life and faith from my Grandma…


Praying for a Ukrainian Mother
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Mar 2, 2022)

Standing with those on the run…


Telling Your Story
by Dan Seagren (Oct 15, 2021)

You should try writing the story of your life…


Piece on Earth
by George Garrison (Dec 23, 2021)

Finding wholeness in the message of Christmas when the world remains in pieces from the ravages of COVID…


American Underdog Movie
by Rusty Wright (Dec 17, 2021)

From supermarket stocker to Super Bowl MVP…


The Changing Seasons
compiled by Leona Bergstrom (Oct 16, 2021)

Words to contemplate as we move into Autumn…



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