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122 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

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

Celebrities by Dan Seagren


 4 records found

'Twas the Night Before Voting by James N. Watkins

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

Voting Matters by Dan Seagren

How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


 3 records found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

Defining Words, Defining Morality by James N. Watkins

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Winds of Love and Hate by James N. Watkins

Banning King David? by James N. Watkins

Help, Lord, the World is Upside Down! by Stu Johnson

Sensitivity by Dan Seagren

Endangered Species by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 7 records found

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

Life Matters by James N. Watkins

Facts and Fakes by Dan Seagren

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins

The Death of Common Sense by Dan Seagren

Let Freedom Ring! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Government & Politics

 15 records found

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison

Vote or Flip a Coin? by Dan Seagren

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson

There are 10 more items for the category Government & Politics and the Social Issues topic...See the whole list

Health & Wellness

 6 records found

Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

Mind Cancer Awareness Month by James N. Watkins

Up in Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Suicide by Dan Seagren

Addiction by Dan Seagren

18 or 21? by Dan Seagren


 4 records found

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright

Checking Out the Green Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Birth of a Nation Movie by Rusty Wright

Immigration by Dan Seagren


 6 records found

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Protestors by James N. Watkins

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Pint-Size Outlaws at Your Front Door by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Homeless in Seattle by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Following the Doctor's Orders by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Housing and Living Options

 3 records found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves

Is Your House Aging-Ready? Reported by Stu Johnson

Exploring Cohousing by Stu Johnson


 1 record found

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

News & Current Events

 44 records found

Black Deaths Matter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Is There a Doctor in the House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Preventing a Second Civil War by James N. Watkins

From Where Lincoln Sits by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Unprecedented, Not! by Stu Johnson

There are 39 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Social Issues topic...See the whole list


 16 records found

Coming Out by James N. Watkins

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Roper / TED ideas

God is on our side! And theirs? by James N. Watkins

I Stand for Folks of Color by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Changing Racist Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright

There are 11 more items for the category Relationships and the Social Issues topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

I Can't Stand for This by Greg Asimakoupoulos

It Doesn't Take a Wizard by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Theater and Movies

 1 record found

John Rhys-DaviesVeteran actor with heart and conviction by Rusty Wright


 2 records found

A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins

Mismatching? by Dan Seagren

Work, Employment

 2 records found

Income Equity USA by Dan Seagren

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