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 26 records found

It's Summertime! by Leona Bergstrom


(July 22, 2022)
It's fun to remember summers past, but there's still much to look forward to now…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Memories Opportunity Optimal Aging Seasons


Good Isn't Good Enough, Seek Perfection by Garrison Keillor


(July 8, 2022)
I’m in Minnesota where the other day I ate a radish that had a real bite to it, not the tepid politically correct radishes I’ve become accustomed to…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Humor Optimal Aging Wisdom


More Than One Million Americans Report Ukrainian Ancestry by US Census Bureau Staff


(July 8, 2022)
Nation's population of Ukrainian ancestry grew fastest after dissolution of Soviet Union…
Topics: Current Events, News Demographics History News Statistics


A Weekend in the Wilds of Connecticut by Garrison Keillor


(June 24, 2022)
I have seen some of the future lately and I must admit it’s very appealing to me…
Topics: Communication Contentment, Satsifaction Family Travel


Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inheirit a Shirt by Garrison Keillor


(June 17, 2022)
I sat down in a café and enjoyed a croissant. The waiter offered to refill my coffee cup. This is the sort of kindness an old dog takes sustenance from…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction Grace Gratitute Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging


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


Nobody Asked, But I'll Tell You Anyway by Garrison Keillor


(May 12, 2022)
I’m a Midwesterner, suspicious of medals and titles. I only care what my readers think. I only want to be known by my own…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Lifestyle, General Memories Personal Issues


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


Through the Years by James N. Watkins


(January 21, 2022)
The top ten posts at Hope & Humor…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Contemplation, Insight Faith Humor Politics Popular Culture Prayer


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


Meditation While Waiting for Coffee to Brew by Garrison Keillor


(January 8, 2022)
I hate wasting time…
Topics: Attitudes Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging


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


(January 7, 2022)
Simple things to do without really trying very hard…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Humor Lifestyle, General New Year's


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


The Hart of America by U.S. Census Bureau staff


(November 19, 2021)
Census Bureau Announces Hartville, Missouri, as 'Center of Population' for the United States
Topics: Demographics History Statistics Trends


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


I've Had the Same Supper for 10 Years by Wilf Davies / The Guardian


(April 23, 2021)
I have two pieces of fish, an onion, an egg, baked beans and biscuits. Being a farmer means every day is the same…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Contentment, Satsifaction Lifestyle, General Wellness Wisdom


Wonderful Words submitted by Stu Johnson


(January 27, 2020)
…that take a whole sentence to convey in English…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning


Life Matters by James N. Watkins


(January 18, 2020)
From womb to tomb…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Compassion Contemplation, Insight Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality Social Issues


Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts


(October 6, 2019)
Sorry, but sometimes the fault truly is our own…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Financial Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Personal Issues Planning


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


Food, Glorious Food! by Stu Johnson


(January 30, 2018)
Memories and reflections on one of God's gifts to us…
Topics: Cooking Food & Nuitrition History Lifestyle, General Memories


Lighten Up! by Stu Johnson


(January 23, 2018)
Memories of winter fun, injecting laughter and humor in your life…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Humor Lifestyle, General Memories Optimal Aging Recreation Weather


March Madness by Wes Wick


(April 3, 2016)
Lessons from the rituals of brackets and primary elections…
Topics: Basketball Metaphors, Life Lessons Optimal Aging Politics Sports


Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson


(November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)
Topics: Government Nature Planning Science & Technology


Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson


(November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)
Topics: Government Planning Science & Technology