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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 09:59:03

The Value of Work

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what's a sundial in the shade?" -- Benjamin Franklin Everyone has different talents and interests given to them by God. We live life to the fullest when we can put our....

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 09:58:22

Right and Duty

July 4th is one of my favorite celebrations. It's not just the parades, flag waving, barbecue and fireworks -- though these help -- it's the meaning behind the day. The understanding that we could be living in a different country,....

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Sunday, June 28th, 2015 09:55:09

The Value of Awe

Selfies, followers, likes and the fascination with celebrity anythings (chefs, decorators, stylists, authors, etc.) are just a few of the ways that today's society focuses attention on individuals. It's not enough to be a great chef -- it's better to....

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015 09:57:50

Prejudice Wrong Belief System, But Not Part of Country’s DNA

Long before last week's killings in Charleston, South Carolina, which appear to have been motivated by racial hatred, at least one expert in belief systems wrote that a person's prejudices can be changed. "Bringing groups together under the right conditions....

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Thursday, June 18th, 2015 09:57:13

Celebrity Politics

It's official. On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that he is officially running for president of the United States. "And we are going to make our country great again," he added. While I agree with his goal -- making America great....

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015 09:56:23

Unlikable, Untrustworthy, Unappealing to the Center

This week in 1976, Jimmy Carter, then-governor of Georgia, locked up the democratic nomination for president when George Wallace, Henry Jackson and Richard Daley released their delegates and endorsed him. Carter was a fresh, smiling face. He had worked hard....

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 09:55:40

Enjoy the Show

School is out, Memorial Day is past and summer stretches in front of us. Maybe it's because I live in the South, but summer seems to be a time when everything slows down, as if to pay homage to the....

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 09:54:15

The Cost of a Free Republic

It's Memorial Day week. You can tell as you flip through the local paper; Memorial Day notices appear as sales headlines and attention grabbers. "Memorial Day Sale" and "Pre-Memorial Day Sale." Pretty soon, we'll see post-Memorial Day sale advertisements. Sales....

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 09:53:38

Endings and Beginnings

It's mid-May and time for celebrating graduations. It's a time to look back on accomplishments and, more importantly, to look forward to new phases and opportunities in life. Commencement speakers will provide graduates with their words of wisdom about the....

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 09:53:06

Encouragement and Effort

Most of us experience ups and downs, but most of us realize that the downs are temporary. Somewhere along the way, we learned that if we picked ourselves back up, dusted ourselves off and tried again, possibly in a different....

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