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154 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

 7 records found

May is Older Americans Month by Leona Bergstrom

Suddendly It's Clear Why I Want to Be Old by Garrison Keillor

How to Crack the Code to Happiness in the Second Half of Life by NPR Staff

Finding Happiness and Joy by Bronnie Ware / Stylist

Agers Anonymous by James N. Watkins

Are You In Your Flow? by Richard Bergstrom

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

Hope for Friends Impacted by Hurricane Idalia by James N. Watkins

Hope Refuses to be Buried by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 8 records found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

May Day by Dan Seagren

Diploma vs. Passport by Dan Seagren

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 3 more items for the category Education and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 23 records found

An Invitation to a Homecoming by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Crown Awaits by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Please Breathe On Me by George Garrison

The Year of the Lion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Tending the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 18 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list


 3 records found

New Loan Options for Seniors and Low-Income Homeowners by Lew Sichelman

Social Security Perspective by Dan Seagren

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren


 10 records found

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

It's Summertime! by Leona Bergstrom

In the Bleak Midwinter (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

100 Ways to Improve Your Life by The Saturday Magazine staff / The Guardian

You Make Me Happy When Skies are Gray by Garrison Keillor

There are 5 more items for the category General and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 2 records found

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

What If You Were President? by Dan Seagren

Health & Wellness

 7 records found

Hope and Mental Heatlh (2023) by James N. Watkins

Use Your Calendar as a Reminder to Make Your Days Count by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Normal? by Leona Bergstrom

Don't Mask! Don't Tell! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols


 6 records found

A Tale of Two Hughs by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hope Amid Horror by James N. Watkins

A Score Recalled by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright

One Small Step by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Happy Birthday, Israel by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 39 records found

The Twelvth Day of Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The 12 Sites of Christmas (2022) by James N. Watkins

One for the Books by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Welcome to Flight 2022 by Paulette Harris Madison

Have a God-Directed New Year! by James N. Watkins

There are 34 more items for the category Holidays and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

Housing and Living Options

 2 records found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves

Is Your House Aging-Ready? Reported by Stu Johnson


 4 records found

Sam the Olympic Eagle and You by Leona Bergstrom

Finding Your Spark by Richard Bergstrom

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Life Events

 20 records found

The Art of Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

The Beauty of Being a Guy by Garrison Keillor

I Wanna Dance Movie by Rusty Wright

Nothing is Impossible Movie by Rusty Wright

Life Comes in Focus as the Day Approaches by Garrison Keillor

There are 15 more items for the category Life Events and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

News & Current Events

 5 records found

The Unmasked Bandit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Prejudice Reimagined by Dan Seagren

Keeping the Dream Alive by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Refugees by Dan Seagren

A Stone of Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 10 records found

Father Time Advises a Brown-Eyed Girl by Garrison Keillor

Finding Their Way by Barbara Greenleaf

Is There Such a Thing as Love at First Sight in Real Life? by Ken Potts

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

Three Generatons by Dan Seagren

There are 5 more items for the category Relationships and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

What DO Retirees Want? by Richard Bergstrom

A Cozy Retirement by Dan Seagren

Sports & Recreation

 4 records found

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

Speaking of the Winter Olympics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos