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This past weekend was the annual celebration and remembrance of where this country called America got its start. In the recent climate our cou…

June has been PTSD Awareness month and I have been writing about the 22 Veteran suicides a day. Last week I was able to announce the release o…

“Sha’alu Shalom Yerushalayim”; or as your English Bible translates Psalms 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”. This is a very simple vers…

Yesterday was Memorial Day and with the COVID-19 virus still a major issue in our country, many of the annual remembrance programs that draw h…

I try to keep up with things – you know — “things”. I keep a pocket calendar going and transfer information into a note book calendar so I can…

When a toddler growing up in a bilingual household inserts native language words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that …

Throughout the last couple of years, I have been writing a lot of my columns focused on the 22 veteran suicides a day. Last year numerous vete…

Hello, readers. I hope you are staying warm during this cold snap. I guess it’s the beginning of blackberry winter.

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If you read my column last week, I gave a lead-in to this week’s story and talked about the event that happened 50 years ago yesterday, May 4,…

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