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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A Remembrance

A Remembrance

In 2019, fully sixty-five percent of the population of the United States was under 40 years of age, demographers tell us. And by applying simple math to that number, we can say with a good deal of certainty that twenty years ago on 9/11/2001 literally millions of...

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Look for the…

Look for the…

There is an old song – a hundred years old now – but doubtless familiar to those folks that we refer to as seniors today. It was written by Jerome Kern in 1920 and it encourages listeners to “look for the silver lining.” The implication is, of course, that such can be...

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Now That It’s Safe to Return to School…

Now That It’s Safe to Return to School…

Schools are opening across the country. Children are headed back to classrooms – for now. As the country and world begin to assess the potential of another more virulent strain of the delta virus, we are once again face-to-face with a different reality. But so many...

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Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Many of us at NFESH are… well, honestly… what some might call rabid baseball fans. For years now we have faithfully supported our “hometown team,” the Washington Nationals. And over the course of those years we have come to consider many of the players to be friends....

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time

“Some things are worth repeating,” the saying goes. And we at NFESH are in full accord with the sentiment it represents – whether what is being repeated are simply words or if they are far more than that.  Annual celebrations, like individual birthdays or national...

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Celebrating Interdependence Day

Celebrating Interdependence Day

No. There is not a typo in the title. Here in the shadow of the nation’s capital, where NFESH’s offices are located -- just as we imagine is true in large cities, small towns and rural communities across the country – the reminders of Fourth of July celebrations still...

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