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A look at Election 2016: It could always be worse

November 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Regardless of political affiliation, I am sure that this past presidential election has affected everyone in some way, shape or form. In my personal experience, in the weeks following Nov. 8, I reminisced frequently of the times when my social media news feed was not full to the brim with political commentary, rants and arguments. [&hellip...

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When Americans come together, a ‘bright dawn’ is ahead

November 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

No doubt you have had a discussion with a friend or colleague more than once in the past few weeks about the results of the 2016 presidential election. In fact, a friend told me that this Thanksgiving, he would be most thankful for it being over. No, no, this...

We are thankful for grace

November 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Grace is defined as a controlled, polite and pleasant way of behaving. During these divisive times when our nation is suffering inner turmoil with those who hate and fear the portents of the new president protesting, and in some cases rioting; with those who...

I am grateful for what I don’t want

November 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have had to accept the fact that life is difficult. Every time someone told me “life is hard,” there was a bitter tone and a generally unstated, but always understood “get over it.” The sad, self-destructive or stagnant personalities who told me to...

Being thankful for what’s still standing

November 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I may be an inky wretch by day, but more than that, I’m a family man. My greatest role model, my father, was a family man; my mother a dedicated homemaker. And while they are gone from this earth now, I remember them as the best parents anyone could ever...

VA court: Sleep apnea now a rated disability

November 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sleep apnea linked to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has now been recognized as a rateable service-connected disability. In the past, there was only about a 10 percent chance the VA would award sleep apnea as a valid SCD, linked to PTSD. Finally, a VA...

Be grateful for the harvest that you have now

November 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was almost 400 years ago on Nov. 19, 1620, when a group from England called Pilgrims, after a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean, first sighted land in what was later to become Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They were traveling on a ship called the...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

November 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Athletic accomplishments Roswell produces some top-notch athletes, from the Olympics and professional athletes that come out of our city, all the way down to the prep teams we root for. Over the last couple of weeks, for example, two Goddard pitchers signed...

‘Tamale Day’ a great family holiday tradition

November 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week I wrote about my childhood experiences with hunting and how sometimes, the best laid plans can sometimes go awry. I think it is like this in all facets of life and I am reminded about a Christmas tradition that unexpectedly went wrong, and then when...

A Psalm and prayer for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder Psalm 145, translated by Robert Alter, interspersed with petitions of thanksgiving: A David song of praise. Let me exalt You, my God the...