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138 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

 1 record found

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf


Citizenship

 5 records found

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Voting Matters by Dan Seagren

Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson

How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


Communication

 5 records found

COVID's Impact on Language by James N. Watkins

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren

Express Yourself Submitted by Stu Johnson


Education

 1 record found

The Sunday School of Grandma and Grandpa by Barbara Greenleaf


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 19 records found

Unmasking Our Hope this Easter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A COVID Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Mystery of the Manger by George Garrison

Nine Months by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Looking Up in a Lockdown by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 14 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


General

 1 record found

Stars in the Sky by Dan Seagren


Government & Politics

 7 records found

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison

Voting Problems by Dan Seagren

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson

But Where are the People? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

2020 Census Update Reported by Stu Johnson

Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


Health & Wellness

 22 records found

We're Just Rediscovering a 19th Century Pandemic Strategy by Sarah Zhang / The Atlantic

How to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine in Your State by Selena Simmon-Duffin / NPR

Planning to Get Vaccinated? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Too Many Names? by Dan Seagren

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

There are 17 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

Beauty for Ashes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Hobbies

 1 record found

Hobby Therapy by Connie Schultz


Holidays

 14 records found

Welcome Aboard Flight 2021 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

2020 Hindsight by Greg Asimakoupoulos

How COVID Stole Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An Average Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Christmas to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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


Humor

 4 records found

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures by Barbara Greenleaf

Welcome Summer by James N. Watkins

COVID and the Cone by George Garrison

Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


Inspiration

 1 record found

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison


Life Events

 4 records found

When Life's Interruptions Become Opportunities by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Thanks for Nothing! by James N. Watkins

Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins


Nature

 1 record found

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


News & Current Events

 36 records found

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Sweden's Pandemic Experiment by Mallory Pickett / The New Yorker

COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com

COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson

There are 31 more items for the category News & Current Events and the COVID-19 topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 6 records found

Zooming in On Someone Else by George Garrison

A Pandemic Debt by Barbara Greenleaf

Grace by George Garrison

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

Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson

A Parent's Lesson by Ken Potts


Retirement

 1 record found

What DO Retirees Want? by Richard Bergstrom


Sports & Recreation

 3 records found

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau staff

COVID-19 and Sports by Rusty Wright

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright


Technology

 2 records found

Coping with Technology by Barbara Greenleaf

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson