Thursday, May 11th, 2017 12:01:03

Angels Around Us

While we tend to celebrate our own mothers on Mothers' Day, this year I am celebrating all mothers who overcome odds to take care of their children and others' children. "Janice" (not her real name) is one such woman.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 11:59:55

He’s Only Just Begun

Last Saturday marked President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. But you already know that, since he, his administration, his critics and members of the news media have noted this at length. Presidents are elected to four-year terms. So, while....

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 11:59:18

A Meaningful Life

This month has included the passing of my friend Julie who, at 41 years of age, was almost a decade younger than I. Julie had been diagnosed with cancer 38 days before she died. Her funeral, while filled with shock....

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 11:58:36

New Day, New Race

This week, the national media and national Democrats claimed a premature victory in the Georgia sixth congressional district special election, which they saw as a referendum on President Trump. But they suffered a rude awakening.

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 11:57:57

Surviving Weather and Turbulence

In the South, spring thunderstorms and tornadoes can leave deadly destruction in their wake. The milder storms bring relief from pollen, leaving the air purer and easier to breathe, as well as providing much-needed water for the rapidly growing crops....

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 11:57:28

Connecting and Communicating

This past week, after President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, pushed for a vote on the repeal/replacement of Obamacare, the bill was pulled at the last minute due to lack of votes. All week they thought they could....

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 11:56:57

Where We Belong

While we might have changed a lot since our high school days, according to Emily Esfahani Smith, author of "The Power of Meaning; Crafting a Life that Matters," (Crown, 2017, New York, New York), one attribute is still the same:....

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 11:56:16

A Resilient Country

While the election and inauguration are over, it seems, at least to me that partisan politics are as strong as ever. It spills over not only on cable news, broadcast news, internet and print, but also into daily conversations and....

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 11:22:06

Frameworks, Gratitude and Grievances

Today's hyper-connected, social media driven world shapes the information and news that each of us consumes. What many of us see on search engines, Facebook and Twitter is based on our history, our likes and our preferences. While this might....

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 11:21:35

Real Honesty

Slightly more than a month into his presidency, Donald Trump reflected on his performance so far -- both in terms of what's been done and how it's been communicated -- during a Tuesday interview with "Fox and Friends." Trump, known....

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