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Aging, General

 1 record found

'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

In Georgia, Taking Shelter from the Storm by Garrison Keillor

(February 3, 2022)
The beauty of small talk…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Communication Contentment, Satsifaction Language, Meaning Relationships Travel

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison

(September 3, 2020)
Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension…
Topics: Civility Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Racism and Inequality Relationships

Banning King David? by James N. Watkins

(January 17, 2018)
In the present climate, could this actually happen?…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Discipline Faith Relationships Scandal Social Issues


 5 records found

The Meaning of Life as it Dawned on Me the Other Night by Garrison Keillor

(June 10, 2022)
. . . nonetheless we are independent individuals and we can discern what is true, what is noble and right, what is lovely and admirable and to think on these things…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Optimal Aging Relationships

What Mac & Cheese Means to Me by Garrison Keillor

(April 28, 2022)
The beauty of old age is giving up the pursuit of evildoers and simply enjoying lunch, which my faithful companion and I did yesterday at an old beloved café that still has macaroni and cheese on the menu…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Food & Nuitrition Memories Relationships

My Mother Told Me and Now I''ll Tell You by Garrison Keillor

(January 20, 2022)
The days are getting longer and the skies are brighter. . . that is a good thing…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Memories Relationships Seasons

A Man Walking Through a Big City Snowstorm by Garrison Keillor

(January 13, 2022)
A good hard winter is a restorative…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contemplation, Insight Coping Lifestyle, General Relationships Weather

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins

(January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Government & Politics

 1 record found

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins

(November 14, 2020)
What happens when there is no middle ground…
Topics: Beliefs Civility Language, Meaning Politics Relationships Social Issues Unity, Unified Voting & Elections


 8 records found

Celebrating Our Day of Independence as a Wonderfully Diverse People by Robert L. Santos / Direcotr of US Census Bureau

(July 2, 2022)
Reflections on the expanding embrace of 'We the People'
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Government History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Relationships Values

Reflections on Memorial Day by Robert Santos / Director US Censurs Burea

(May 27, 2022)
For many ithe holiday marks the bginning of summer. For others, as recalled here, it has much more profound and personal meaning.…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Family History Holidays Memorial Day Memories Relationships Tribute, Testimony

12 Sites of Christmas 2021 by James N. Watkins

(December 3, 2021)
Jim's 21st annual list of cartoons, videos and columns for the Christmas season…
Topics: Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Relationships

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

(January 18, 2021)
Wisdom for a time such as this…
Topics: Civility Faith Holidays Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

(January 18, 2021)
Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021…
Topics: Civility Current Events, News Holidays Hopes & Dreams News Patriotism Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

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Life Events

 2 records found

A Cactus' Lesson by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 28, 2022)
It's never too late to grow and reach…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Learning Metaphors, Life Lessons Nature Optimal Aging Relationships

Wasting Time Kristin Wong

(March 4, 2020)
The biggest wastes of time we regret when we get older…
Topics: Discipline Relationships Values

News & Current Events

 5 records found

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright

(April 23, 2021)
Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace News Racism and Inequality Relationships Religion Social Issues Trust Unity, Unified Values

A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson

(July 16, 2020)
People unite in virtual choirs to bless cities, countries, the world…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith God Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Music News Relationships

Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson

(June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values

Bringing Out the Best in All of Us by George Garrison

(April 24, 2020)
In it together now, but?…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Disease Faith Inspiration News Relationships

Innocent Until Proven Guilty by James N. Watkins

(November 17, 2017)
A call for perspective as accusations begin to fly…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Media News Relationships Social Issues


 5 records found

I Am Alone, Please Let Me Tell You About It by Garrison Keillor

(March 24, 2022)
Every happily married man should experience loneliness on a regular basis so he can gauge his own happiness…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Contemplation, Insight Lifestyle, General Loneliness Relationships

A Foolproof Recipe for Dealing with the 'Turkeys' in Your Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 2, 2021)
Dealing with the 'joy thieves' who steal your sense of well-being and rob you of peace of mind…
Topics: Character, Integrity Communication Faith Holidays Holiday Season Memories Relationships Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

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

(July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

The B-I-B-L-E and LGBTQ by James N. Watkins

(February 16, 2019)
Addressing he issue with truth and grace…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making God Jesus Lifestyle, General Love Relationships Religion Social Issues Social Movements Trends

Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick

(January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships


 1 record found

The Little Known Benefits of Raw Oytsers Perhaps by Garrison Keillor

(February 17, 2022)
It was a very happy day in Easton…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Communication Contentment, Satsifaction Food & Nuitrition Humor Relationships Travel


 1 record found

Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins

(May 1, 2017)
Sneaking around to do good deeds…a tradition in need of revival…
Topics: Memories Relationships Service Volunteer

Work, Employment

 2 records found

What if My Grandchild is Not College Material? by Barbara Greenleaf

(March 19, 2021)
He or she could have a bright future in the real world!…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Choices and Decision Making Family Financial Grandchildren Relationships Trends Work

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

(March 10, 2016)
Happy International Women's Day!…
Topics: Opportunity Relationships Social Issues Trends Work