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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



Citizenship

 5 records found

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson


(My World   October 31, 2020)
Be patient, the 2020 Election is like none before and the counting will go on for days…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom Government Media News Politics Research Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections


Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 24, 2020)
A reminder to vote…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Voting & Elections


Voting Matters by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 24, 2020)
Dueling parties and candidates vie for your vote…
Topics: Civility COVID-19 Current Events, News Education Government News Opportunity Patriotism Policy, Policy Formation Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections


Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(My World   September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections



Communication

 4 records 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


The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins


(Connections   August 7, 2020)
Don't destroy your credibility—check the facts and the Good Book!…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Fraud Language, Meaning Media News Relationships Social Issues Social Media Trust Writing


Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 7, 2020)
Making sense in a sometimes senseless world…
Topics: Beliefs Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Media News Trust


Express Yourself Submitted by Stu Johnson


(My World   May 30, 2020)
Ageless Authors and its newest writing contest 'Coping with Crisis'…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Opportunity Writing



Education

 1 record found

The Sunday School of Grandma and Grandpa by Barbara Greenleaf


(Connections   December 25, 2020)
Continuing religious education for children during the pandemic…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Education Learning Opportunity Parenting, Parents Relationships Wisdom



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 18 records found

A COVID Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 16, 2021)
Asking the Lord to lift the coronavirus cloud…
Topics: COVID-19 Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer


The Mystery of the Manger by George Garrison


(My World   December 25, 2020)
A pastor's thoughts on Christmas in the middle of a pandemic…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus Worship


Nine Months by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 5, 2020)
What the season of COVID has birthed within us…
Topics: Christian Life COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration


Looking Up in a Lockdown by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2020)
Prescription for a pandemic…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith


A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 19, 2020)
God's promises in the midst of pandemic…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Grace Racism and Inequality Relationships Worship


There are 13 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the COVID-19 topic...See the whole list


Financial

 1 record found

Wealth by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 26, 2020)
Pros, cons, and questions…
Topics: COVID-19 Financial History Lifestyle, General Trends



General

 1 record found

Stars in the Sky by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 12, 2020)
More than the grains of sand on earth…
Topics: COVID-19 Religion Science & Technology



Government & Politics

 6 records found

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison


(My World   October 29, 2020)
A call for humility and grace…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Christian Life Civility COVID-19 Grace Politics Religion Social Issues Voting & Elections


Voting Problems by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 10, 2020)
Digging into voter registration and election problems…
Topics: COVID-19 Fraud Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections


Driven Apart by Stu Johnson


(My World   October 10, 2020)
Where and how you get information matters…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Dysfunctional, Broken Government Internet Media Politics Research Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Technology Values Voting & Elections


But Where are the People? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2020)
Why virtual political conventions are for the birds…
Topics: Change COVID-19 Current Events, News History Humor Media Politics


2020 Census Update Reported by Stu Johnson


(Our World   August 29, 2020)
One month to be counted!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Government News Statistics


Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 21, 2020)
Don't be left out of the 2020 Election or Census!…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Statistics Voting & Elections



Health & Wellness

 19 records found

Too Many Names? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 15, 2021)
Confusion over pandemic names…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis History Language, Meaning


Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau staff


(Health & Wellness   January 15, 2021)
Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Demographics Depresson Living Alone Loneliness Relationships Wellness


Dreading a Dark Winter Lockdown by David Robson / The Guardian


(My World   January 3, 2021)
Think like a Norwegian, with a mindset that helps combat the long polar night…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness


COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   December 26, 2020)
Behind the good news of vaccines becoming available are scammers who prey on vulnerable seniors…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Fraud Health Care News Risk Wellness


A Vaccine Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 3, 2020)
Confessions of a chaplain during COVID…
Topics: COVID-19 Disease Faith Prayer


There are 14 more items for the category Health & Wellness and the COVID-19 topic...See the whole list


History

 2 records found

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(My World   August 31, 2020)
The end of World War II…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) COVID-19 Family History Inspiration Memory (failing, improving) Racism and Inequality War


Beauty for Ashes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 18, 2020)
Gaining a heart of wisdom by numbering our days…
Topics: Bible Contemplation, Insight COVID-19 Faith History Learning Wisdom



Hobbies

 1 record found

Hobby Therapy by Connie Schultz


(My World   October 17, 2020)
Good advice from Winston Churchill to prepare us for the aftermath of this contentious election year…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Inspiration Leisure Lifestyle, General Politics Voting & Elections Wisdom



Holidays

 14 records found

Welcome Aboard Flight 2021 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2021)
Fasten your seat belts for an unforgettable adventure…
Topics: COVID-19 Faith Future God Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Inspiration New Year's Planning


2020 Hindsight by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 1, 2021)
Looking back and looking forward…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Disaster Disease Faith Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Racism and Inequality


How COVID Stole Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 26, 2020)
2020 hindsight…
Topics: Christmas Coping COVID-19 Crisis Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams News Racism and Inequality


An Average Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 19, 2020)
Why Nativity figures should wear masks this year…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith Government History Holidays Holiday Season Jesus


A Christmas to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2020)
Longing for a full house instead of playing solitaire…
Topics: Change Christmas Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Holidays Holiday Season


There are 9 more items for the category Holidays and the COVID-19 topic...See the whole list


Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves


(Finance and Legal   September 18, 2020)
Pandemic forcing some retirees to reconsider options…
Topics: Change COVID-19 Family Hopes & Dreams Housing Planning Social Issues



Humor

 4 records found

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures by Barbara Greenleaf


(My World   August 28, 2020)
A pandemic tale…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Humor


Welcome Summer by James N. Watkins


(My World   June 5, 2020)
Time out for a lighter look at life before COVID-19…
Topics: COVID-19 Humor Lifestyle, General Memories Seasons Social Activities


COVID and the Cone by George Garrison


(My World   May 7, 2020)
Time out for a laugh…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Family Humor Pets


Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 18, 2020)
Finding lighter momets while hunkered down for the pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Humor News



Inspiration

 1 record found

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison


(Faith   April 30, 2020)
Rejuvenation and hope as we wait for the pandemic to end…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Courage COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration



Life Events

 3 records found

Who Will We Be When This is All Over? by Matt Simon / WIRED


(Our World   December 12, 2020)
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought incalculable suffering and trauma. But it also offers ways for people—and even societies—to change for the better…
Topics: Change Coping COVID-19 Crisis Future Health Care Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General


Thanks for Nothing! by James N. Watkins


(My World   November 25, 2020)
When things seem they cannot be more bleak, there is reason for hope…
Topics: Bible Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Faith God Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins


(My World   May 22, 2020)
The top ten things you won't hear at commencement…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Education Learning Wisdom



Nature

 1 record found

Unmasking Our Praise for God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 24, 2020)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration Nature Science & Technology Social Issues Trends



News & Current Events

 30 records found

COVID-19 Numbers for December 2020 by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   January 8, 2021)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics


Unprecedented, Not! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 3, 2021)
2020 was quite a year, but not without precedent . . . setting expectations for 2021…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment History Knowledge Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections


It's Not All Bad by Nicole E. Kobie / WIRED


(My World   January 3, 2021)
20 things that made the world a better place in 2020…
Topics: Achievements COVID-19 Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration News Social Issues


COVID-19 Numbers for November 2020 by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   December 5, 2020)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. with the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics


The Key to Post-Election Divisions by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2020)
Finding seeds of friendship in common ground…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Diversity & Pluralism Friends & Neighbnors Prayer Social Issues Values Voting & Elections


There are 25 more items for the category News & Current Events and the COVID-19 topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 5 records found

A Pandemic Debt by Barbara Greenleaf


(Connections   December 19, 2020)
What do our children owe us in the pandemic? …
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Family Loneliness Relationships


Grace by George Garrison


(Faith   July 17, 2020)
The believer's gift to a Covid-crazed world…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility COVID-19 Current Events, News Disaster Disease Faith God Grace Inspiration News Relationships


White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins


(My World   July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson


(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Connecting in a time of social distancing…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness


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



Retirement

 1 record found

What DO Retirees Want? by Richard Bergstrom


(Our World   October 3, 2020)
Coping with retirement and the 'new normal' of the COVID pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Faith Hopes & Dreams Planning Retirement



Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright


(Health & Wellness   August 13, 2020)
NFL coach John Harbaugh on the 'delay of game'…
Topics: Change Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith News Sports


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



Technology

 2 records found

Coping with Technology by Barbara Greenleaf


(My World   September 25, 2020)
Technophobes are born, not made…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Humor Internet Learning Personal Issues Technology


Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 9, 2020)
The human spirit responds to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Internet Music News Opportunity Religion Technology