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Today, too many Americans consider Thanksgiving as a mere speedbump on the way to Christmas, a chance to fuel up for Black Friday, when they’ll need their energy to cage-fight each other for an … more
How do we move forward from failure? Yesterday I had one of those days when nothing I attempted seemed to succeed. I failed other people; I forgot a commitment; I couldn’t fix a computer problem; I … more
The Pew Research Center recently reported data about people’s reasons for regularly attending or not attending religious services. For example, many of those not regularly attending say they … more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it seems, is a little obsessive about commas. According to press reports, he’s been sending out directives to staff that they should follow certain strict … more
There is a sense of peace and calm that settles in when returning home, whether to a person, building, location or something as simple as a tree. Like a magnet, it draws in as if an invisible welcome … more
My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I’m not referring to her first solo … more
I am now entering my fifth decade in the forecasting business (I started very, very young). One of the things I can assure you from these years of experience is that you truly never know what a year … more
Who has inspired us the most, we are often asked. The answer is usually a parent and, if not, there is always a teacher that has made such an indelible impression that your thoughts immediately go … more
Yes, it’s that time of year again! Not only does every product in the world economy suffer from widespread pumpkin spice contamination but also entire nacho-crazed communities across America have … more
IT HAS BEEN a coin toss this week for Kilgoreites trying to choose between watching distant happenings with the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island and the royal wedding. “I … more
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