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Aging, General

 4 records found

'It is what it is' by Ken Potts

Senior Defined by Dan Seagren

The Fine Art of Fibbing by Dan Seagren

Admitting the Truth by Dan Seagren

Arts & Entertainment

 5 records found

Forget About Songwriting: Try Fiction by Garrison Keillor

A Poetic Month by Greg Asimakoupoulos

101 World's Greatest Books by Dan Seagren

Silent Movies Can Be Extremely Loud by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mr. Trump and Miss California by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren


 30 records found

If You Want a Story, Sit Down and I'll FInd One for You by Garrison Keillor

In Georgia, Taking Shelter from the Storm by Garrison Keillor

A Weekly Deadline by Greg Asimakoupoulos

English Spelling is Ridiculous by Sally Davies / Aeon

Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation by Marcel Schwantes / Inc.

There are 25 more items for the category Communication and the Communication topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

The Sunday School of Grandma and Grandpa by Barbara Greenleaf

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

Tending the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

How You Say It is More Important Than What You Say by Bill Nichols

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison

By George, Would Jesus? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Who is On Your Mean-the-Most List? by Bill Nichols

Short Sermons by Dan Seagren


 8 records found

She and I and You and Us, All Watching TV by Garrison Keillor

A Weekend in the Wilds of Connecticut by Garrison Keillor

Wonderful Words submitted by Stu Johnson

Facts and Fakes by Dan Seagren

Antiquity by Dan Seagren

There are 3 more items for the category General and the Communication topic...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 4 records found

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hold the Phone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Jimmy's Crack Scorned by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Opinions and Reflections by Dan Seagren

I Can't Hear You by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

How to Deal with Family During the Holidays by Ken Potts

Poor Ol' Santa by Dan Seagren


 1 record found

Church Bulletin Gaffes by Dan Seagren

Life Events

 2 records found

The Mulligan Movie by Rusty Wright

Comfortable Saying I Don't Know? by Bill Nichols


 2 records found

A Shepherd in Sneakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Preventing Truth Decay by Greg Asimakoupoulos

News & Current Events

 13 records found

Calm Down, People, It's Going to be Okay by Garrison Keillor

Political Clout by Dan Seagren

A Tale of Two Sicknesses and the Making of Public Policy by Jim Slusher / Daily Herald

Vaccination Resistance by Stu Johnson

The Rush Has Been Hushed by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 8 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Communication topic...See the whole list


 44 records found

Enough of That, Let's Talk About Happiness by Garrison Keillor

Forget About Nut Cases, Let's Talk About What's Real by Garrison Keillor

Skating Together by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Love, Marriage, Sex . . . by James N. Watkins

A Foolproof Recipe for Dealing with the 'Turkeys' in Your Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 39 more items for the category Relationships and the Communication topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Retirement by Dan Seagren

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Richard Sherman Needs a Mr. Peabody by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 9 records found

Parents of the Social Media Generation are Not OK by Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN Business

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

My iPhone Reminds Me of the Lord by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Too Much Technology? by Dan Seagren

There are 4 more items for the category Technology and the Communication topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

The Little Known Benefits of Raw Oytsers Perhaps by Garrison Keillor


 1 record found

The Mailman (Revisited) by Dan Seagren