There is No Time Like the Present

There is No Time Like the Present

Grandma Moses is well known and widely praised for her “senior career” as a painter… and sometimes that recognition inadvertently suggests that senior citizens who display a particular talent or otherwise excel in later life are anomalies. It is certainly true that...

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There Is Always More to Tell

There Is Always More to Tell

Think about that statement. It is simple. It is straightforward. And it defines a truth that few of us ever consider on a daily basis. But even in the era of the 24 hour news cycle, there still is always more to tell, more to teach, more to share and more to learn....

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Prepare! Emergencies Happen.

Prepare! Emergencies Happen.

Language is dynamic. The meaning of words is changed by time and circumstance and new ones are constantly being “added” to the English lexicon. This year, for example, Merriam-Webster will be introducing 455 new words to its dictionary. Although a list of those is not...

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Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

In many parts of the country March generally signals the approach of spring and the awakening of things like new leaves on trees and buds on shrubs and flowers pushing their way out of long dormant bulbs. Nights grow shorter, daylight tarries longer and life begins to...

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Repairing the World

Repairing the World

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is literally “right around the corner” as the saying goes. During this month and on this universal holiday we all seem keenly aware of where our hearts are focused. We are eager to show that devotion and traditionally we demonstrate...

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Bob Dylan Was Right

Bob Dylan Was Right

Fifty-eight years ago today, on January 13, 1964, Bob Dylan released his famous song “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” For any of us old enough to remember that day, we can say that “indeed they were.” We knew it, applauded it, and enthusiastically sang along. Whether...

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It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

If you are reading this today, Thursday, you are doing so at the same time that Senator Bob Dole lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. It’s a place that he spent several decades of his life serving as a Senator from Kansas and for some as the Majority Leader of the...

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The Last Thursday in November

The Last Thursday in November

If you type “Thanksgiving Blog” into the search bar on your computer and hit return, you will doubtless get more “hits” than you care or have time to explore. Reading through the first dozen or so, you will likely see a predictable theme or two emerging. The majority...

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What the Clichés Can Teach Us

What the Clichés Can Teach Us

There is a familiar old saying that it is likely most of us know: “A picture’s worth a thousand words” Or, to be more precise, there are several renditions of that expression. One substitutes the word “image” for “picture.” Another raises the stakes to 10,000. And the...

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