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2 records found
An Ode to Being Old by Brad Stulllberg / Outside
(December 4, 2021)
On the harder-to-measure benefits of age and experience…
Topics: Change • Learning • Optimal Aging • Wellness • Wisdom
'It is what it is' by Ken Potts
(September 15, 2019)
The truth behind the phrase…
Topics: Change • Communication • Language, Meaning • Metaphors, Life Lessons • Relationships
1 record found
When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents? by Matt Soniak / Pocket
(December 11, 2021)
The absence of audio recording technology makes 'when' a tough question to answer. But there are some theories as to 'why'…
Topics: Change • History • Language, Meaning • Trends
2 records found
You Make Me Happy When Skies are Gray by Garrison Keillor
(January 1, 2022)
Welcome progress observed at my last visit to the dentist…
Topics: Change • Contemplation, Insight • COVID-19 • Holidays • Holiday Season • Hopes & Dreams • Humor • New Year's
It's Time for Americans to Buy Less Stuff by Terry Nguyen / Vox
(October 29, 2021)
Thanks to the supply chain crisis, holiday shopping won't be easy this year—even if you buy early…
Topics: Advertising • Change • Cost of Living • COVID-19 • Crisis • Current Events, News • Ethics & Morality • Financial • Holidays • Holiday Season • Lifestyle, General • Opportunity • Social Issues • Technology
Health & Wellness
1 record found
Normal? by Leona Bergstrom
(September 3, 2021)
Topics: Change • Coping • COVID-19 • Hopes & Dreams • Learning • Opportunity • Optimal Aging • Social Issues • Stress • Wellness
2 records found
An Idea, Probably Wrong, but It is an Idea by Garrison Keillor
(November 10, 2022)
I’m not nostalgic for those days long passed, I simply feel that you young people need to know some history…
Topics: Attitudes • Beliefs • Change • Contemplation, Insight • Contentment, Satsifaction • History • Memories • Social Movements • Values
World War Eleven submitted by Charlie Matthews
(October 22, 2021)
A history lesson…
Topics: Change • History • Knowledge • Social Issues • Veterans • War
2 records found
United States of Diversity by Michael Barnone / Washington Examiner
(July 4, 2022)
The Founders and Dobbs…
Topics: Change • Character, Integrity • Diversity & Pluralism • Government • History • Holidays • July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) • Racism and Inequality • Social Issues
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ten Commandments for Cultural Change by James N. Watkins
(January 18, 2016)
Celebrating the hope for cultural change that Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in word and deed…
Topics: Change • Civility • Faith • History • Holidays • Hopes & Dreams • Social Movements
13 records found
Burying Your One Great Life by Leona Bergstrom
(February 11, 2023)
A scene in the December 2022 movie "Puss in Boots: Last Wish" captures how many Boomers feel as they transition into retirement. Many feel they are burying their identity—their essence—their purpose…
Topics: Change • Choices and Decision Making • Lifestyle, General • Media • Movies • Optimal Aging • Planning • Retirement
Even Old People Need to Explore New Realams by Garrison Keillor
(February 10, 2023)
I do not have a single friend who was looking forward to hearing Taylor Swift and who was furious at Ticketmaster for messing up her tour and watched carefully the congressional hearings into the whole Swiftian crisis. Nobody.…
Topics: Attitudes • Change • Choices and Decision Making • Learning • Optimal Aging • Relationships
A Word to the Wise as Winter Approaches by Garrison Keillor
(October 20, 2022)
Cold weather stimulates the brain because survival is involved and the body wants to survive and when challenged it will do what is necessary, even think clearly…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring • Attitudes • Change • Optimal Aging • Seasons
What if It Does and They Don't? by Garrison Keillor
(September 15, 2022)
Thoughts of rising sea levels, politics, and an ode to the pig whose mitral valve saved my life…
Topics: Attitudes • Beliefs • Change • Health Care • Nature • Politics • Science & Technology • Social Issues
Listen to the Lonesome Whistle Blow, etc. by Garrison Keillor
(July 29, 2022)
I am in the process of packing up and leaving Minnesota where I’ve lived for most of eighty years, because…
Topics: Change • Friends & Neighbnors • Humor • Memories
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News & Current Events
3 records found
Where Are Those Christmas Presents? by Rebecca Heilweil / Vox
(December 18, 2021)
The history of the metal box that's wrecking the supply chain…
Topics: Business • Change • Christmas • COVID-19 • Crisis • Current Events, News • History • Holidays • Holiday Season • News • Trends
No Revision Needed by George Garrison
(May 15, 2020)
Finding reliable information in the age of COVID-19…
Topics: Bible • Change • COVID-19 • Crisis • Current Events, News • Media • News • Trust
Coronavirus: Revival or Revolution? by James N. Watkins
(May 8, 2020)
What will the crisis bring?…
Topics: Change • COVID-19 • Crisis • Current Events, News • Faith • Future • News • Social Issues
2 records found
So Much is Known but Mystery Remains by Garrison Keillor
(February 23, 2023)
We've learned something about privacy lately, namely that it doesn't exactly exist…
Topics: Change • Computers (and other Digital devices) • Social Issues • Technology • Trends
New Storm Rising by Richard Bergstrom
(October 2, 2021)
When the cold front of demographics meets the warm front of unrealized dreams…
Topics: Change • Coping • Demographics • Trends