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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 09:13:28

In Praise of Phases of Life

Thursday is my mother's birthday; she would have been 78. This is the first year that she won't be with us to celebrate, but will be in heaven looking down. In my mind, she is still with us in spirit....

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 09:11:04

Southern Hospitality Amid a Storm of Controversy

They can make fun of us if they want. Georgians know that grace and generosity are more important than blame. While others may make fun and cast blame, the important stories are not about how weather happens, snow comes and....

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 09:10:25

The Pause That Refreshes

The talking and thinking part was certainly accomplished. The history of the song makes the controversy more interesting. The song was written first as a poem by Katharine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, when she was visiting....

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 09:05:56

Success Traits

As parents of two middle schoolers (eighth grade and sixth) my husband and I spend time attempting to help them develop characteristics that we believe are useful and good. Looking others in the eye when talking, a firm handshake and....

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 09:05:23

Mind-Blowing, Life-Saving Research

My mother's father died of cancer before I was born. My mother was pregnant with me, but had not told her father that she was to have a second child. The story I've been told is that they opened him....

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 09:04:52

American People First

The start of the year is when many companies, organizations, families and people review their plans and their priorities. This process often includes deciding where they should focus their time, energy and effort, and how to judge, at year's end,....

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Thursday, January 9th, 2014 09:04:21

2014 Political Battle Lines

The discord between Democrats and Republicans regarding the three-month extension of unemployment benefits will be used by the Democrats for political fodder against the Republicans, if Republicans let them. The mid-term elections during a president's second term tend to be....

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 09:03:42

Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fresh — Again

It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2014. 1. What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2013 and....

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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 09:02:55

Relationships and Amnesia

The week between Christmas and New Years has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The hustle and bustle of Christmas is past, and the resolutions of the New Year have not yet kicked in, so the....

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 09:02:14

Christmas Miracles

"Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas," and "It's a Wonderful Life" are among my favorite Christmas movies. All three stories revolve around people, connections and miracles. In "Miracle on 34th Street," Natalie Wood plays Susan, a second-grader raised by her....

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