God Willin’ and the Crick Don’t Rise: Grit

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are a few reasons to attend carefully to the outdoors, but here’s the biggest one: grit, resilience, and critical thinking are all essential to anyone wanting to learn or do anything. Just ask anyone in education or business.

Let Children Go

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our children didn't follow a traditional straight line, and they still don't. In their current lives as fathers, they eschew much of cultural dogma, and stand their ground with definite ideas and principles. We didn't trace a straight line for them, so we couldn't expect them to follow one. Yes, it is hard to leave them be when they face the adult world threshold after high school. One has to let go, take a leap of faith, trust that you have done your best, and hope they figure it out successfully their own.

A Hot Day: Photos in the Sky

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How many minutes ticked away as we waited for this subtle cool to arrive, feeling the pervasive heat embracing us like an fur coat? The day was an overzealous host, benevolent and giving of warmth, when it was least wanted.  We pull the shades down, and sit in the warm darkness of the indoors.

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Happy Not-My-Mother’s Day

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a society, we have seen a break in the mold of the traditional family. However, mothering isn’t limited to a child’s family dynamic. In fact, often we as adults continue to look for maternal guidance.

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National Haiku Poetry Day- April 17

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , |

April 17 is National Haiku Day. Celebrate the timeless art form by reading a few haikus and trying your hand and writing your own.

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The History of April Fool’s Day

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

"April Fool's!" You'll hear Americans yell after their co-worker discovers his stapler in Jell-O. In Brazil April 1st is called Dia da Mentira or "Day of the lie,” while in France children tape a picture of a fish on their friends' backs and yell "Poisson d'Avril!" or "April fish!" The fish symbolizes a naive and easily caught (gullible) person. It's all in good fun and part of a time honored tradition dating back to ancient times.

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