Thursday, December 14th, 2017 12:53:41

Short-Term Loss, Potential Long-Term Gain

While Democrats are crowing about their victory in the Alabama Senate race, now is the time for potential long-term gain for Republicans. The Alabama special election for senator was held this week, with Democratic candidate Doug Jones beating Republican Roy....

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017 12:53:05

This Advent, Let Your Presence Be Your Present

Advent is a time of expectation, and preparation for the celebration of Christ's birth. While much of the Christmas hype is focused on the day itself, along with the gifts to be purchased and exchanged, Christmas is better thought of....

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 12:52:25

The Power of Hope

"Once people come to believe, for whatever reason, that life is no longer worth living, that belief tends to become self-fulfilling," wrote Joseph Hallinan, in a May 7, 2014, "Psychology Today" article titled "The Remarkable Power of Hope."

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Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 12:51:50

Giving Thanks is Good for You

Thanksgiving began in 1621 when the Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Pilgrims had fled religious persecution in England a year earlier and had lost many of their group during the....

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:49:54

You’ve Come a Long Way

While others in my family are already planning Christmas Eve dinner, I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Halloween has come and gone. At this point, I am simply thankful that my husband....

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 12:49:10

Cutting Taxes and Building Bridges

While Democrats across the nation are declaring both victory and a potential turning tide after this week's off-year election, Republicans might want to turn to their old playbook to prove the Democrats wrong. But it won't be easy.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 12:48:13

Fast and Furious

There is a rhythm to life, to living. There is a time for everything, a time to wake up, a time to sleep, a time to eat and a time to celebrate. The passage of time allows us to process....

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017 12:47:32

Middle School Drama on a National Stage

Three winds currently blowing through political Washington: the never-ending, middle school-esque drama talk, the steady reduction of executive overreach and the need for legislative leadership. All three will have an effect on mid-term elections next year. The backdrop is the....

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 12:46:49

Me Too, But Not You

This week, sexual harassment and sexual assault have been trending on Twitter driven, in part, by actress Alyssa Milano's Sunday night post, "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." While some....

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 12:33:28

Growing Up

This week, our oldest child Maggie turns 18. She and I traveled together this past week visiting potential colleges. Next year she will be out of the house and enrolled in college. I can't help but pause and reflect.

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