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Thursday, December 18th, 2014 09:41:38

Holidays and a Mother’s Love

This is my second Christmas season without my mother, and so far it's been harder than the first. I had known that the first year would be hard, and all I really cared about was surviving it. Activity was my....

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014 09:40:58

Did Somebody Say ‘Clear the Field’? Watch Out!

We all know people who believe that they know more than we do, who look down on us and believe that they are better than we are. They believe they are smarter than the rest of us, and if they....

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014 09:40:20

The Power of a Pause

December, a time for choral concerts, band performances, orchestra recitals, cocktail parties, holiday markets, family gatherings and final exams. Almost everyone is overbooked and overworked, exhausted and running on empty. Busy schedules lead to being away from home one night....

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014 09:38:31

Thanks and Giving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A chance to be grateful instead of focusing on gift-giving and gift-receiving. Family, friends, bountiful feasts and football are at the forefront of our minds rather than cocktail parties and gifts. Think of....

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014 09:37:57

The Audacity of Arrogance

In the week following the shellacking of his party in the midterm elections, one might think that President Barack Obama would be conciliatory and humble. Instead, he has continued to be audacious -- but with arrogance rather than hope.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 09:37:14

Now, It’s About Governing, Not Politics

Part of the allure and fascination of politics is that you don't know what's going to happen until election night is over and all the votes have been counted. It is real-life, high-stakes drama. In the 1970s, it was volunteers....

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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 09:36:41

Getting Stuff Done

Prognosticators are predicting a Republican takeover of the United States Senate, and a pickup of a few seats in the House of Representatives. Driven in large part by the unpopularity of President Barack Obama (latest Gallup poll 42 percent approve,....

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 09:35:42

The Power of Positive Beliefs

My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer in the mid-1970s, when I was in grammar school. Her goal, at that time, was to stay alive to see my older sister Kathy and me graduate from high school. She neither dwelled....

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 09:35:11

Exercise, Routine and Life

While new and novel might be exciting, routine and habit can help create a structure and framework for success. From eating breakfast, brushing our teeth or exercising every day, much of our lives are driven by routine. This reliance on....

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 09:34:37

Get Out and Vote

Ever since the 1976 election, I've understood the importance of voter turnout. My father was running for United States Congress in rural Georgia, having lost in 1974. He realized in early 1976 that running as a republican in Georgia, while....

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