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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.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

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).

Printing the List or individual Articles

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.

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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

Solicitation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 24, 2010)
Today I received three solicitations. They want $20, $50, $100 or even $1,000 yet they leave a blank so you can fill in your own amount…
Topics: Charity Choices and Decision Making Financial


 5 records found

How Much is Too Much? by David Noreen

(Finance and Legal   May 24, 2015)
Memorial Day inspires thoughts on living and giving…
Topics: Charity Choices and Decision Making

High Finance by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 28, 2013)
I have a bit of a problem trying to fathom $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) even though it has been explained in easy English.…
Topics: Charity

Philanthropy by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 11, 2011)
Long words can impress as well as depress.…This word philanthropy is usually understood, to a degree, but it is still worth a look.…
Topics: Charity Conservation & Environement Generosity

Intoxicating Gratitude by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 10, 2008)
Wow. Debi Faris-Cifelli won the lottery jackpot. At least this time, here's a real winner…
Topics: Charity Choices and Decision Making Financial Gratitute

Givin' While You're Livin' by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 6, 2007)
Another senior moment occurs when the question arises: What do I do with my modest estate (or my incredible fortune)?…
Topics: Charity Financial Planning Wisdom


 2 records found

Stewardship by Stu Johnson

(Serve   April 13, 2018)
Caring and giving as a way of life…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Compassion Discipline Financial Inspiration Lifestyle, General Money Service Volunteer

The Mailman by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 30, 2012)
If you are a senior you probably remember when you looked forward to the mailman coming…
Topics: Charity


 5 records found

A Child's Christmas by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 10, 2017)
Thank you note becomes a gift to remember…
Topics: Charity Christmas Generosity Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Thanks Giving by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 28, 2015)
What's in a name?…
Topics: Charity Generosity Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

A Big Little Box by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 24, 2015)
Celebrating the amazing ministry of Operation Christmas Child…
Topics: Charity Christmas Faith Volunteer

A Rabbi and an Actor Give Thanks by David Noreen

(Finance and Legal   May 30, 2015)
Lessons from Moses Maimonides and Charlton Heston on giving and thanksgiving…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Gratitute Holidays Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Christmas Soldiers of Compassion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2006)
Why the Salvation Army deserves our support…
Topics: Charity Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season


 4 records found

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2017)
The Salvation Army bells make music all year long…
Topics: Charity Compassion Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Services

The Gospel According to Paul by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2015)
Celebrating the legacy of Paul Harris and Rotary International
Topics: Charity Service Social Activities Tribute, Testimony

Random Acts of Kindness by David Noreen

(Serve   May 30, 2015)
Occasionally we read of some good dead to a stranger with "no strings attached"…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Lifestyle, General Service

God Bless Them Everyone! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 23, 2012)
How Free Wheelchair Mission helps the Tiny Tims of the world…
Topics: Charity Compassion

News & Current Events

 1 record found

God's Piggy Bank by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 20, 2009)
What the Salvation Army kettles represent…
Topics: Charity Faith

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Lou Gehrig's Ice Bucket Challenge by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 31, 2014)
A viral phenomenon on Facebook…
Topics: Charity Social Media


 1 record found

Helping the Needy by Stu Johnson

(Serve   June 6, 2018)
Testing our obedience to biblical commands…
Topics: Bible Charity Christian Life Compassion Faith Service Volunteer