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Aging, General

 2 records found

'It is what it is' by Ken Potts


(September 15, 2019)
The truth behind the phrase…
Topics: Change Communication Language, Meaning Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships


Top Ten Wishes for My 50th Birthday by James N. Watkins


(July 9, 2015)
We welcome Jim Watkins as a SeniorLifestyle contributor with this retrospective look at turning 50…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Birthdays & Annivesaries Humor Optimal Aging



Arts & Entertainment

 2 records found

Two Views of My World by Howard Whitaker


(December 19, 2015)
Two contrasting photo essay videos introduce Howard Whitaker to SeniorLifestyle : "The Fall and Rise of Fall" and "Elegy for the Iron Horse"…
Topics: History Music Nature Photography Transportation


Lessons from Back to the Future by James N. Watkins


(October 21, 2015)
Helpful advice as we navigate into the future…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Future Movies



Citizenship

 2 records found

Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News George Floyd Government News Politics Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 George Floyd Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections



Communication

 2 records found

Express Yourself Submitted by Stu Johnson


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


Foul-Mouthed Minions?What our brains do with gibberish by Stu Johnson


(July 15, 2015)
Some hear dirty words from McDonald's toy; how our brains try to make sense of what we perceive, from sounds to scrambled text to street signs… There are no topics assigned to this article.



Education

 1 record found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson


(June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education George Floyd Hopes & Dreams Social Movements Statistics Trends



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 13 records found

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison


(September 3, 2020)
Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension…
Topics: Civility Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith George Floyd Relationships


Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols


(April 25, 2020)
Who wants pain and fear? Yet, we need them…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison


(April 17, 2020)
In the midst of our puzzling reality, there is hope…
Topics: Bible Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Stress Values Wellness Wisdom


Dawn of a New Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 10, 2020)
Offering hope and possibilities…
Topics: COVID-19 Dying and Death Easter Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration


A Holy Week to Remember by James N. Watkins


(April 4, 2020)
Celebrating life in Christ in deadly crisis…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Faith News Religion


There are 8 more items in this category...See the whole list


General

 9 records found

Wonderful Words submitted by Stu Johnson


(January 27, 2020)
…that take a whole sentence to convey in English…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning


Life Matters by James N. Watkins


(January 18, 2020)
From womb to tomb…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Compassion Contemplation, Insight Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality Social Issues


Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts


(October 6, 2019)
Sorry, but sometimes the fault truly is our own…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Financial Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Personal Issues Planning


From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins


(January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


Food, Glorious Food! by Stu Johnson


(January 30, 2018)
Memories and reflections on one of God's gifts to us…
Topics: Cooking Food & Nuitrition History Lifestyle, General Memories


There are 4 more items in this category...See the whole list


Government & Politics

 10 records found

Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


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


Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins


(July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values


The Census is Coming! Reported by Stu Johnson


(March 11, 2020)
Watch your mail for your invitation to participate…
Topics: Demographics Government Research Statistics


Who Conducted the First Census in 1790? submitted by Stu Johnson


(March 10, 2020)
U.S. Marshals overcame hardships and challenges to count 3,929,214 people in a young America…
Topics: Demographics Government History Statistics


Constitution Day and the Census Submitted by Stu Johnson


(September 17, 2019)
It was Hamilton versus Jefferson from the very beginning…
Topics: Demographics Government History Policy, Policy Formation Politics


There are 5 more items in this category...See the whole list


Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Where Did You Grow Up? by Emma Betuel, Inverse


(August 15, 2020)
Scientists discover a major lasting benefit of growing up outside the city…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Research Wellness


Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


(April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News



History

 3 records found

Libraries and the Death Tax by Arlene Weismantel, The Conversatiion


(September 26, 2020)
What hundreds of American public libraries owe to Andrew Carnegie's disdain for inherited wealth…
Topics: Beliefs Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Books Charity Financial History Inspiration Tribute, Testimony


Memories of 9/11 by James N. Watkins


(September 11, 2020)
Thoughts from the days immediately following the attacks to years later…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight History Memories Terrorism Tragedy Tribute, Testimony


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


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



Holidays

 27 records found

Do You Have the 'Worst' Job? by James N. Watkins


(September 7, 2020)
Labor Day thoughts about making a living…
Topics: Humor Labor Day Work


Indpendence Day Q&A by James N. Watkins


(July 2, 2020)
A not-so-trivial quiz about July 4 and the Founding Fathers…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Patriotism Religion Spirituality, Seeking God Values


Happy Father's Day! by James N. Watkins


(June 18, 2020)
A collection of hope & humor favorites…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships Tribute, Testimony


Happy Real St. Patrick's Day by James N. Watkins


(March 10, 2020)
So you think you know St. Patrick…
Topics: History Holidays Religion


Facing 2020 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 15, 2020)
Glancing back while gazing forward…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Future Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Memories Planning


There are 22 more items in this category...See the whole list


Humor

 6 records found

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures by Barbara Greenleaf


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


Welcome Summer by James N. Watkins


(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


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


Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


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


Don't Be An April Fool by James N. Watkins


(April 1, 2019)
The truth is…
Topics: Humor


It Could be Worse by James N. Watkins


(April 20, 2018)
Top 10 things worse than doing your taxes…
Topics: Coping Financial Humor Taxes



Inspiration

 1 record found

Happy 8/28 Day! by James N. Watkins


(August 28, 2019)
An annual reminder to look at life…
Topics: Christian Life Contemplation, Insight Faith Inspiration



Life Events

 7 records found

Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins


(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


What's Your Vantage Point? by Bill Nichols


(May 17, 2020)
Viewing life experiences through the eyes of an artist…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Beliefs Character, Integrity God Hopes & Dreams Metaphors, Life Lessons Planning


Wasting Time Kristin Wong


(March 4, 2020)
The biggest wastes of time we regret when we get older…
Topics: Discipline Relationships Values


50 Praises Between Bed and Bathroom by James N. Watkins


(November 23, 2019)
What are you thankful for?
Topics: Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


Mortal Remains by Thomas Lynch (submitted by Stu Johnson)


(September 29, 2019)
The dead are no longer welcome at their own funerals…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Dying and Death Trends Tribute, Testimony


Life Flows On by Ken Potts


(January 21, 2019)
How different people deal with life's flow…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Courage Fears, Concerns Trouble Trust


I'll Fly Away by Bill Nichols


(November 24, 2018)
Thoughts stirred by a morning walk…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Memories Metaphors, Life Lessons Nature



Nature

 2 records found

True Colors Shining Through by James N. Watkins


(September 25, 2020)
Thoughts for the autumn years as well as the season…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Inspiration Nature Optimal Aging Photography Seasons Writing


Imagine . . . then Consider by Stu Johnson


(June 15, 2015)
Imagine how the world we live in could have been, and then consider the wonders that are there…
Topics: God Nature Religion Science & Technology



News & Current Events

 17 records found

Another Milestone by Stu Johnson


(September 24, 2020)
Another look at COVID numbers as we hit 200,000 deaths in U.S.…
Topics: COVID-19 Dying and Death Demographics Disease History News Statistics Trends


It's Only Temporary by James N. Watkins


(August 1, 2020)
Hope for those who see no end to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News History News


Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy


(July 30, 2020)
'Cancel Culture' needs to slow down…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Freedom George Floyd Language, Meaning News Social Issues Social Movements


A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson


(July 16, 2020)
People unite in virtual choirs to bless cities, countries, the world…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith God Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Music News Relationships


Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson


(June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


There are 12 more items in this category...See the whole list


Relationships

 3 records found

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


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


The B-I-B-L-E and LGBTQ by James N. Watkins


(February 16, 2019)
Addressing he issue with truth and grace…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making God Jesus Lifestyle, General Love Relationships Religion Social Issues Social Movements Trends


Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick


(January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships



Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright


(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

 1 record found

Coping with Technology by Barbara Greenleaf


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



Volunteer

 1 record found

Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins


(May 1, 2017)
Sneaking around to do good deeds…a tradition in need of revival…
Topics: Memories Relationships Service Volunteer



Work, Employment

 1 record found

Am I a 'Feminist'? Yes and no! by James N. Watkins


(March 10, 2016)
Happy International Women's Day!…
Topics: Opportunity Relationships Social Issues Trends Work