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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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

Citizenship

 3 records found

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson


(My World   October 31, 2020)
Be patient, the 2020 Election is like none before and the counting will go on for days…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom Government Media News Politics Research Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections


Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(My World   September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections



Government & Politics

 3 records found

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson


(My World   October 10, 2020)
Where and how you get information matters…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Dysfunctional, Broken Government Internet Media Politics Research Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Technology Values Voting & Elections


2020 Census Update Reported by Stu Johnson


(Our World   August 29, 2020)
One month to be counted!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Government News Statistics


Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 21, 2020)
Don't be left out of the 2020 Election or Census!…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Statistics Voting & Elections



Health & Wellness

 3 records found

COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   December 26, 2020)
Behind the good news of vaccines becoming available are scammers who prey on vulnerable seniors…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Fraud Health Care News Risk Wellness


Flattening the Curve by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   March 14, 2020)
Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Wellness


Avoiding Coronavirus Infection submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   March 2, 2020)
Tips from CDC and WHO…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness



Holidays

 2 records found

We Wish You . . . Virtually by Stu Johnson


(Arts & Entertainment   December 11, 2020)
Music for the holidays in the winter of the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith Holidays Holiday Season Innovation, Invention, Creativity Music


A Thanksgiving Like No Other by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 20, 2020)
Virtual choirs and videos to help us be grateful during a most unusual year…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Music Racism and Inequality Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Voting & Elections



News & Current Events

 11 records found

COVID-19 Numbers for December 2020 by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   January 8, 2021)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics


Unprecedented, Not! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 3, 2021)
2020 was quite a year, but not without precedent . . . setting expectations for 2021…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment History Knowledge Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections


COVID-19 Numbers for November 2020 by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   December 5, 2020)
An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. with the world…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics


COVID-19 Numbers for October 2020 by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   November 6, 2020)
October 31 update comparing the U.S. with other countries…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Dying and Death Disease History News Statistics Trends


Another Milestone by Stu Johnson


(My World   September 24, 2020)
Another look at COVID numbers as we hit 200,000 deaths in U.S.…
Topics: COVID-19 Dying and Death Demographics Disease History News Statistics Trends


There are 6 more items for the category News & Current Events and the COVID-19 topic by Stu Johnson...See the whole list


Relationships

 1 record found

Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson


(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Connecting in a time of social distancing…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness



Technology

 1 record found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 9, 2020)
The human spirit responds to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Internet Music News Opportunity Religion Technology