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By HERB WEISSAuthor and life coach Linda Carvelli believes that everything in life has a purpose and that resilience will get you through any obstacle in your path. She succinctly illustrates this … more
I can still hear my father when I asked him about Father’s Day. “What do you think of Father’s Day?” I inquired. His answer was instantaneous. “It’s gimmick to make money,” he … more
In the 241 years of our nation's existence, we have wrestled with the specter of prejudice stemming from the country's sad legacy of slavery. From the debates over the formation of our country, through the antebellum era and the following Civil War, more
On the president's recent trip abroad, the self-possessed Donald Trump was evident conveying a sense of self-importance and self-righteousness which alienated our European allies. On the contrary, a more thoughtful version of the president endeared more
My late Irish grandmother felt that if her grandsons were to grow up to be gentlemen, she had to engrain manners and morals in them. Elbows off the table, always hold the door open for a lady, do not speak with your mouth full, say please and thank you, more
Singing happy birthday over the telephone has become a family tradition. There's good reason, of course. With my daughter in Wyoming and my son, Jack, in Hong Kong, it's not exactly easy to celebrate birthdays in person. But even with Ted, who lives in more
Once again another legislative season is edging to a close, and once again the nothing of substance has been accomplished. No change in government operating paradigms was instituted, and no attempt at lowering the state's outstanding debt was discussed. more
The ongoing investigation into Russian influence pertaining to the 2016 general election, the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, the supposed breaching of the emoluments statutes by the Trump family or organization, and the president's more
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas JeffersonWith the dust settling after the … more
The advances of today can soon become the antiques of tomorrow. I wasn't thinking of that this weekend when one of Ted's friends from college and his family visited. Their kids are a couple of years younger than Ted and Erica's twins, but that didn't more
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