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While travel remains tough these days. There exists some good news! The current situation has caused virtual events never offered before! Numerous famous museums from all over the world are offering FREE virtual tours such as the Metropolitan in New York, the Louver in Paris & the Hermitage in...
Third in a series on the Heart and Soul of the Texas Panhandle The concept of belonging to something larger than self in the Texas Panhandle and the power of sustaining oneself, family and extended community is as old as the Palo Duro Canyon. The harsh regional geography drives people to band...
Dear Toni:  I am losing the battle with Social Security about me and my wife enrolling in Medicare Part B since I am losing my group benefits effective March 31. I took early retirement in April 30,2020 when COVID-19 problems started and both me and my wife have been under company group health...
I assume it’s your desire to be the best version of you that you can be. You only have one journey through this thing called life. And only so many trips around the sun. Today you have less trips left than you have ever had before. Are you the best version of you? To answer this question you need...
Dear Readers, As we await our vaccination date for COVID-19, the thought of coming down with a cold almost seems harmless. Yet, the common cold is responsible for 150 million missed workdays each year in the United States. Many of us will head to the nutrition supplement aisle in an attempt to ward...
Hi Taylor: I have some money I want to put into the stock market, and I’m wondering if I stand to make more through educated day trading or just standard investing. I’ve been reading books on both and feel like I have a decent grasp of the market, but I wanted to ask someone with a little more...
In the 1940s and 50ss just about every church sponsored a Boy Scout Troop. I was twelve years old and had joined up with all my neighborhood friends to Troop #8. There must have been twenty of us all between the ages of 12 to l5. Our Scout Master was Russell Cartwright, which we all liked very much...
In March of 2020, Nielsen reported a 54% increase in alcohol sales compared to the same time period in 2019. The initial reaction to the pandemic shutdown was to down more drinks.  Are you still drinking more than usual? Many of you may be and that has us worried. Evidence is accumulating that when...
The clever and ever-so-simple message Julie Andrews conveyed in Mary Poppins--a classic if there ever was one--provided encouragement that thrilled a nation. We often chose to believe the obvious--that “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”--but it would have taken sugar fields much...
The Lord is the one above all who is completely trustworthy, yet the people do not “know” Yahweh in a wholesome, responsive relationship. He compares Israel unfavorably to an ox and a donkey. Israel has not turned “to” the Lord, but has even abandoned, despised, and turned away from Him (1:2-4)....

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