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Aging, General

 2 records found

Nature Versus Nurture by Barbara Greenleaf

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

Arts & Entertainment

 2 records found

A Classic Movie with a Timeless Message by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Force Awakens Universal Questions by James N. Watkins


 1 record found

What Matters More: The White House or Our House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison

Secular Religion by Dan Seagren

So What Does an 'Open and Affirming' Church Mean? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Worth More Than Mona Lisa by Bill Nichols


 3 records found

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Government & Politics

 9 records found

Election Day is Chooseday! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Where Will the Political Violence Lead? Look to the 1850s. by Joshua Zeitz / Politico

Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson

There are 4 more items for the category Government & Politics and the Values topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

A Few Minutes on a Hilltop in Concord by Garrison Keillor

An Idea, Probably Wrong, but It is an Idea by Garrison Keillor


 8 records found

A Fourth of July Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Celebrating Our Day of Independence as a Wonderfully Diverse People by Robert L. Santos / Direcotr of US Census Bureau

The Home Row of Freedom by Greg Asimakoupoulos

America Once Beautiful by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 3 more items for the category Holidays and the Values topic...See the whole list


 5 records found

The Kings of the Road by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright

Generosity by Stu Johnson

The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Life Events

 3 records found

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Downsizing by Leona Bergstrom

Wasting Time Kristin Wong

Stepping Out in Faith by Stu Johnson


 1 record found

On God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

News & Current Events

 15 records found

Out of Many, One by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Bridging the Divide by Stu Johnson

Political Clout by Dan Seagren

Is It a 'Life' or a 'Choice'? by James N. Watkins

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright

There are 10 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Values topic...See the whole list


 19 records found

Love the One You're With by Ken Potts

My Father's Hands by Linda Schwartz / Reflections

Coming Out by James N. Watkins

Love Your Neighbor? by Dan Seagren

Lessons of Empathy and Good Behavior by Ken Potts

There are 14 more items for the category Relationships and the Values topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

I Can't Stand for This by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 2 records found

Superhuman by Dan Seagren

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Lessons from an Alaskan Glacier by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Who Do You Trust? (2021) by Stu Johnson


 1 record found

A Senior's Moments by Dan Seagren

Work, Employment

 1 record found

Umpteen Jobs by Dan Seagren