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Aging, General

 6 records found

Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 2, 2018)
A new "micro-generation"?…
Topics: Demographics Relationships Trends


The Unstoppable Age Wave Referred by Stu Johnson


(Our World   September 7, 2018)
By 2030 seniors will outnumber youth in U.S.…
Topics: Change Demographics Research Trends


Longevity by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 1, 2018)
The 'age wave' keeps rolling along…
Topics: Trends


Look Out: An Aging Tsunami is Coming! by David Noreen


(Our World   May 30, 2015)
The "silver tsunami" has serious implications for the future…
Topics: Cost of Living Optimal Aging Planning Trends


A Word about Modernity by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 7, 2010)
I remember living without TV…
Topics: Change Media Popular Culture Science & Technology Trends

Did You Know? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 1, 2009)
Senior moments arrive in various ways, at unexpected times, and often unrecognized…
Topics: Demographics Health Care Statistics Trends


Communication

 1 record found

Defining Words, Defining Morality by James N. Watkins


(Our World   April 3, 2016)
Words shape society, but there remains a True Word…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Social Issues Trends



Education

 1 record found

Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 16, 2017)
At times I marvel at the debt accrued by so many students…
Topics: Change Education Financial History Memories Trends



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 11 records found

The Bible Says by Stu Johnson


(Faith   May 23, 2018)
Has the way we value and trust the Bible changed with all the translations available today?…
Topics: Bible Change Choices and Decision Making Faith Religion Trends


Christianity in Crisis by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2015)
Will the American church survive?…
Topics: Beliefs Religion Trends


God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2013)
Our beloved nation is in real trouble…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith God Religion Trends

Me, Go to Church? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 2, 2011)
We hear it all the time. I don't need church…
Topics: Religion Trends

My Church May Not Be Your Church by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 17, 2009)
I recently read that a poll indicated that 44% of adults have changed their religious preferences from their childhood…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Religion Trends

There are 6 more items for this category and the Trends topic...See the whole list


Financial

 1 record found

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 4, 2018)
What our houses say about us…
Topics: Advertising Demographics Financial Hopes & Dreams Housing Trends



General

 10 records found

Innovation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 30, 2017)
Innovation is more than incremental change…
Topics: Change Future Social Movements Technology Trends


Turning the Clock Back by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 31, 2013)
Yes, I can turn our grandmother clock back. So, why can't we turn our calendar back? …
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Memories Trends

Road Rage on Wall Street by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 23, 2011)
Has the American dream become a nightmare?…
Topics: Change Financial Trends Trouble

Trivia by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 14, 2011)
There are a lot of ditties we know in part but not the whole....
Topics: Knowledge Statistics Trends

Confronting Taller Ants by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2011)
What bugs me about our culture…
Topics: Language, Meaning Political Correctness Politics Trends

There are 5 more items for this category and the Trends topic...See the whole list


Government & Politics

 3 records found

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections


Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins


(My World   April 24, 2017)
With tongue only partly in cheek
Topics: Financial Government Planning Policy, Policy Formation Politics Trends


A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends



Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Tobacco Road by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 17, 2006)
Seniors seldom if ever take up smoking although it has been known to happen.…
Topics: Disease Health Care Statistics Trends


Holidays

 1 record found

Work MattersThe need to check our priorities by Stu Johnson


(My World   September 7, 2015)
On this Labor Day, a look at the need to make work matter if we wish to have a strong society…
Topics: History Labor Day Statistics Trends Work



Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

Exploring Cohousing by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   February 24, 2016)
Looking at housing options, starting with cohousing…
Topics: Housing Optimal Aging Relationships Social Issues Trends



News & Current Events

 6 records found

A Borderline Disorder by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 17, 2018)
A prayer for our gun-crazed culture…
Topics: Prayer Social Issues Trends Values


Death of a Trailblazer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 20, 2018)
Remembering my neighbor Paul Allen
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Leadership Technology Trends Tribute, Testimony


Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 13, 2018)
The transgressions of youth follow us…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making News Social Media Trends Values


Some Hidden Moments by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 27, 2017)
Many Senior Moments are hiden behind the headlines…
Topics: News Trends Writing


On the Brink of a Holy War by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2015)
Contemplating the cultural shift in our nation…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom Religion Social Issues Trends


Life Expectancy by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 20, 2008)
Apparently the U.S. life expectancy for babies born in 2006 has nudged upward to 78.1 years…
Topics: Demographics Trends


Relationships

 9 records found

Three Generatons by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 14, 2018)
A soul-searching conversatoin…
Topics: Change Hopes & Dreams Innovation, Invention, Creativity Relationships Teaching Technology Trends


A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson


(Connections   December 14, 2017)
Straight talk about sex and marriage…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Relationships Research Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


Womens' Lib by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 3, 2017)
The news of late draws attention…
Topics: Bible News Relationships Social Issues Trends Work


A Marriage Mirage? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 2, 2015)
Marriage is taking a real beating…
Topics: Faith Family Trends


The Extended Family by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 3, 2014)
Something is missing in the American family structure…
Topics: Demographics Family Trends

There are 4 more items for this category and the Trends topic...See the whole list


Retirement

 1 record found

Retirement Ahead by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 16, 2016)
A few thoughts for those approaching retirement…
Topics: Financial Planning Retirement Trends



Technology

 2 records found

Seniors Online by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 1, 2009)
Our niece lamented that their big city daily newspaper is now delivered only three days a weekhellip;
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Media Statistics Trends

The New King: Technology by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 2, 2008)
Times change. We talk of moving from the manufacturing stage to the age of information with a few points between…
Topics: Change History Science & Technology Trends


Travel

 1 record found

Up in the Air by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 19, 2009)
I barely remember my first commercial flight, probably a DC3…
Topics: Financial Memories Trends


Trends

 5 records found

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson


(Our World   November 27, 2018)
Kids still involved in extracurricular activities…
Topics: Demographics Education Family Trends


Birth Rate by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 14, 2018)
A notable trend in the lifetime of today's seniors…
Topics: Demographics Family Future Trends


Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2018)
A troubling forecast for a nation in need of God…
Topics: Change Easter Faith Religion Social Movements Spirituality, Seeking God Trends


The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson


(Our World   November 30, 2017)
A profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics Family Research Social Movements Trends


Mismatching? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 13, 2016)
The changing role of men…
Topics: Social Issues Trends Work



Work, Employment

 3 records found

Working Longer, Earning More by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   April 27, 2018)
Census research reveals significant trend…
Topics: Demographics Financial Trends Work


Income Equity USA by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 31, 2017)
Achieving equity a worthy but complicated goal…
Topics: Financial Income Social Issues Statistics Trends Work


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


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