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Taking it For Granted

Nowadays, there is so much we take for granted. Things once recently considered fantastically futuristic -- video calls come to mind -- are so commonplace we can already suffer from "Zoom fatigue."The past year-and-a-half have also reminded us that we should NOT take things for granted. Things can change, even drastically, and disrupt our lives. It is interesting that just [...]

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Dad's Are Known to Say This

Fathers are known for giving great advice. With Father's Day just around the corner (June 20th), the fatherly advice that comes to mind is the one that my dad still tells today, "Think ahead!" which is usually followed by the negative formation for addition emphasis: "Don't wait until the last minute!"Taking that advice to heart, we [...]

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A Unique Graduation Season

It is graduation season, and this year’s graduates deserve more credit than ever.This was a bummer of a school year for nearly all students, but especially so for seniors as this should have been one of the greatest years of their young lives.Instead of basking in “Graduating Glory” all year long, seniors got social distancing, [...]

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This Event Happened 109 Years Ago - And You Remember It

Why do some events that took place decades ago remain in our societal conscious and other more recent events do not? Perhaps because such events "back in the day" were more infrequent than today, or perhaps the news media was simply not so developed. Either way, there are some events that stick around, despite the [...]

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Making Plans, Going Places

I decided to do it. I'm going to renew an expired passport for my youngest child. Why? I guess I am feeling bullish on the world, despite everything the world keeps dishing up. We are told that its our actions, not thoughts, that are important and that make the difference. Perhaps if we plan a summer [...]

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A Year in the COVID Era: Been There, Done That.

It was about a year ago that everything hit the fan. From one moment to the next, life changed.Since then, life has had a strange “on” and “off” feeling to it. Depending on where you live, sometime a sense of BCE normalcy (Before COVID Era) would return—at least intermittently—only to be replaced with the more [...]

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The Crown

Ever watched "The Crown" on Netflix?Just yesterday this unique period-piece series won a slew of Golden Globe Awards. I'm not one to follow the many Hollywood awards either, but from what I have seen so far on "The Crown," it is no wonder they are garnering accolades.I only started watching two weeks ago. I was [...]

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When in Doubt, Duolingo

During the many, many days of the pandemic, one learns how to keep busy. This can be through work, time spent with family (at least the family members available to spend time with), games, television, and sport--to name but a few activities. It can also mean learning something new. In an effort to get through this prolonged [...]

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Digital Deliverance for Professed Procrastinators

I'll admit it - I'm a procrastinator. If you are as well, then take heed. We're here to provide some digital deliverance, but don't put this off! Grab a Mock Front Page or Birthday Report today!Wanna Know What Happened on Your Birthday? Grab Your Report!The CIA couldn't prepare a more in-depth report for what happened [...]

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​Personal Reminiscences of World War II Era

My first recollection, as a 7-year old Milwaukeean, with imminent world war, was listening to WGN radio broadcasts by commentators H.V. Kaltenborn and Gabriel Heater on Sunday afternoons with my parents, sister, aunt, uncle and cousin. These late spring and summer 1939 broadcasts included partial speeches at Berlin rallies by Adolph Hitler. Vivid in my [...]

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