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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

Kindness matters, every time, all the time Just call me a one-note Johnny. My former college president used this term…
July is National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month—here’s another excuse to celebrate Every summer memory I have includes ice cream, and every…
Every Time I Want to Return to the Frivolities of Summer

Every Time I Want to Return to the Frivolities of Summer

July is perfect time for families, more chocolate Every time I want to return to the frivolities of summer—outings with…
Speaking of the Long, Hot summer

Speaking of the Long, Hot summer

This month is one for the history books. When I think of June, it’s usually with happy, uneventful thoughts—weddings, summer,…
On Monuments

On Monuments

Can we talk about monuments, protests, military bases, flags? I’ve said it in almost every way I know: we must…
Uncertainty, Angst, and Confusion Will Not Define Us

Uncertainty, Angst, and Confusion Will Not Define Us

I believe what we do today is more important than what we say. When it comes to what makes us…
Congratulations to 2020 Graduates

Congratulations to 2020 Graduates

Congratulations to 2020 graduates – here’s to new beginnings I’m loving all the ways our neighbors and friends have found…
What a Difference a Week Makes

What a Difference a Week Makes

We are our brothers and sisters’ keeper…let’s act like it! What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday our concern…
Remember, Words Have Power

Remember, Words Have Power

From my childhood on, I have been taught about the power of words. The ditty went “Sticks and stones may…