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115 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

 5 records found

Agers Anonymous by James N. Watkins

Nature Versus Nurture by Barbara Greenleaf

The Fine Art of Fibbing by Dan Seagren

My Obituary by Dan Seagren

Admitting the Truth by Dan Seagren

Arts & Entertainment

 5 records found

Big George Foreman Movie by Rusty Wright

Goodbye Mrs. Potts by Greg Asimakoupoulos

American Underdog Movie by Rusty Wright

Remembering a Lesser-Known Carroll by Greg Asimakoupoulos

And the Oscar Goes to . . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 4 records found

Don't Be a Bad Listener by Stephanie Vozza / Fast Company

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

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 12 records found

Remembering a Pioneer of Peace by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Christmas in July—and All Year Round by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mark Burnett's Resurrection Movie by Rusty Wright

Winds of Love and Hate by James N. Watkins

I Still Believe Movie by Rusty Wright

There are 7 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Getting Rich Quick by Dan Seagren


 6 records found

Listen Up, He Says, and He Means It by Garrison Keillor

Civil Civilizations by Dan Seagren

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

Stewardship by Stu Johnson

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Honor: A Worthy Attribute by Dan Seagren

Government & Politics

 6 records found

The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 4 records found

An Ongoing Gaze by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Tale of Two Hughs by Greg Asimakoupoulos

1917 Movie by Rusty Wright

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright


 4 records found

United States of Diversity by Michael Barnone / Washington Examiner

Reflections on Memorial Day by Robert Santos / Director US Censurs Burea

America Once Beautiful by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Rabbi and an Actor Give Thanks by David Noreen


 5 records found

Sam the Olympic Eagle and You by Leona Bergstrom

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison

Generosity by Stu Johnson

Random Acts of Kindness by David Noreen

Life Events

 10 records found

As I Keep Telling Myself, Life is Good by Garrison Keillor

Ports of Call on an Unforgettable Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons from the Fall by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, Making Inspired Mistakes by Maria Popova / The Marginalian

Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 5 more items for the category Life Events and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list

News & Current Events

 18 records found

Charles' Coronation Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Saint Michael of Wheaton by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From Refugee to Royalty by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Tribute to the Kid from Kansas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Man and His Music by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 13 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list


 29 records found

I Am Giving Up Anger, So Should You by Garrison Keillor

With Thoughts of My Dad by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Skating Together by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Foolproof Recipe for Dealing with the 'Turkeys' in Your Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Love the One You're With by Ken Potts

There are 24 more items for the category Relationships and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 4 records found

Going, Going, Gone! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

More Than Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Just Do It, Nike! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons Lochte Leaves Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Your Crisis is Only Part of the Picture by Bill Nichols

Work, Employment

 1 record found

Earning Power by Dan Seagren