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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 09:16:45

Daring to Love Your Dream

Almost two decades ago, heartbroken and single, I wrote out a list that described the man of my dreams. Less than two years later, my husband and I married, proving that dreams do indeed come true (yes, he met and....

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 09:15:40

Putin’s Mind, Not his Shoes

As Americans, we have the unfortunate habit of thinking about others by seeing their actions and reactions from our point of view. We put ourselves in their figurative shoes, i.e., we know about their situation, constraints, advantages and options, but....

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 09:15:12

Caring, Working and Strenghtening

The first two months of 2014 are all but done, and there is only a little more than eight months until the midterm elections. The House is projected to remain Republican. In the Senate, the seats up for election are....

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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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