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153 articles found. You can use the search filter form above to narrow your search

QUICK VIEW  Sorted by category, post date (newest to oldest) and title
Click on Category name to expand details within category, or on item title to view article

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 28 records found

An Ode to Being Old by Brad Stulllberg / Outside

'I Don't Have Time' is Not the Real Problem by Darius Doroux

Juniors and Seniors by Dan Seagren

Senior Citizens' Brains by Dan Seagren

Being a Senior Today by Dan Seagren

There are 23 more items for the category Aging, General and the Change topic...See the whole list


Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

The Gospel According to Downton by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Love to Read? by Dan Seagren

Another Soap is Down the Drain by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Call it a Terminal Illiness by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Communication

 4 records found

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents? by Matt Soniak / Pocket

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

America Isn't Awkward Enough by Adam Kotsko / Zocalo Public Square

Words Considered by Dan Seagren


Disaster

 1 record found

Christchurch and Christ's Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Education

 3 records found

Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren

Higher Education Illation by Dan Seagren

The Challenge of Education by Dan Seagren


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 10 records found

Can You Love Christ and Hate His Church? by James N. Watkins

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To by James N. Watkins

Here is the Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Bible Says by Stu Johnson

Baby Maggie Needed to Breathe by Bill Nichols

There are 5 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Change topic...See the whole list


General

 18 records found

You Make Me Happy When Skies are Gray by Garrison Keillor

It's Time for Americans to Buy Less Stuff by Terry Nguyen / Vox

The Challenges and Chances of Change by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

Home Sweet Home by Dan Seagren

There are 13 more items for the category General and the Change topic...See the whole list


Government & Politics

 3 records found

But Where are the People? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Praying for a Dictator by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Prayer for the President-Elect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Health & Wellness

 6 records found

Normal? by Leona Bergstrom

A Paradigm Collapses by Stu Johnson

You Can Clear Your Conscience by Bill Nichols

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson

An Emotional Response to Inside Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Simplicity and Moderation by Dan Seagren


History

 3 records found

World War Eleven submitted by Charlie Matthews

Taking Stock of Woodstock by Greg Asimakoupoulos

In Praise of Mayberry Days by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Holidays

 7 records found

United States of Diversity by Michael Barnone / Washington Examiner

A Christmas to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ten Commandments for Cultural Change by James N. Watkins

Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos

America the Not-So-Beautiful by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Let 2010 Begin! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Somber Birthday Celebration by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Housing and Living Options

 2 records found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves

Where We Live Reported by Stu Johnson


Inspiration

 1 record found

7 Fiction Books That Change the Way You Think by Darius Foroux / dariusforoux.com/blog


Life Events

 14 records found

Just One More Morning of an Old Man by Garrison Keillor

Finding Us Faithhful by Richard Bergstrom

Americans Are Stuck in Unhealhty Pandemic Habits by Alliison Aubrey / NPR

Betwixt and Between by Leona Bergstrom

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Downsizing by Leona Bergstrom

There are 9 more items for the category Life Events and the Change topic...See the whole list


Media

 1 record found

The Death of a Newspaper by Greg Asimakoupoulos


News & Current Events

 10 records found

A Supreme Decision by James N. Watkins

Where Are Those Christmas Presents? by Rebecca Heilweil / Vox

We're All Suffering 'Corona Hangover' by James N. Watkins

Weather by The Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Consumers Turn to Biking for Safe Fun and Exercise during Pandemic by U.S. Census Bureau staff

There are 5 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Change topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 17 records found

The Best Way to Make New Friends is to Be a Friend by Ken Potts

Parenting vs Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

Changing Racist Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright

Changing Racist Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright

Your Church May Be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins

There are 12 more items for the category Relationships and the Change topic...See the whole list


Retirement

 2 records found

Rethinking Retirment by Dan Seagren

Stewardship: Living with Purpose by David Noreen


Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

A Man of Means by Greg Asimakoupoulos

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright


Technology

 10 records found

Obsolescence by Dan Seagren

My Computer by Dan Seagren

Too Much Technology? by Dan Seagren

Senior Technology by Dan Seagren

You've Got Mail by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 5 more items for the category Technology and the Change topic...See the whole list


Trends

 7 records found

New Storm Rising by Richard Bergstrom

The Changing Image of the American Father by Barbara Greenleaf

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf

Homebodies by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Adrift? by Dan Seagren

The Mailman (Revisited) by Dan Seagren