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Occasionally we all feel like we are living in a rut. Our days and weeks are filled with the same activities and schedules. We mow grass, rake leaves, clean the house, sweep out the garage and do the same jobs. We go to the same grocery store on a certain day, wash our car at the same place …

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Halloween is typically a relaxed day for America's kids to fill their coffers with candy. Children and adults often don their favorite wacky attire for a day of comic relief. 

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Fall season officially begins September 22 this year. For every season there is a change. Most of us like the seasons especially if we can have four of them. 

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I've been a bicycle rider my whole life.

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Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies you, what can you do? Americans are at the mercy of bad cops. Who hasn't been afraid of a police officer at one time or anot…

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Because of Covid-19 many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12.

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Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don't have to go the hospital. A friend recently said to me, "I don't have health insurance. I feel like I'm hopeless if I have to go to the hospital."

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How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under Social Security.

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Valentine's Day is a befuddling time - bewildering, confusing.

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Our country is over 22 trillion dollars in debt and growing. Reducing our spending is never easy especially for our government. We have a lot of obligations from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, Veterans, Infrastructure and more.

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Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean's act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger who killed his brother Botham Jean. The scene of him hugging her and extending forgiveness toward her has been replayed over and again and invoked a sundry of reactions from across the na…

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The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money.

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Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, recently hanged himself in prison. With a lifetime of prison ahead of him he chose suicide over going through another trial, more accusations and a lifetime behind bars.

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Terrorists proved on September 11, 2001 that guns are not necessary to kill 2753 people. Timothy McVeigh proved that a truckload of explosives can kill 168 people and injure 680 while destroying one third of a building and damaging many others in Oklahoma City.

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Americans have grieved over the senseless murders of 31 people recently gunned down in an El Paso, Texas Walmart and a Dayton, Ohio nightclub. People were out living the American dream, shopping and having a night of fun. They were just living their lives. Their lives were taken from them by…

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Americans should be able to draw 100% of their social security benefits at age 65 but they can’t.

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We have watched corporations and famous Americans have ups and downs throughout the years.

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The fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.

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May 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day decorated the graves of more the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

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Happy Mother's Day to my dear wife who is a great mom and to every Mother everywhere!

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Is it possible to have a "new" news story? We now have a college admission's scandal. Breaking stories of wealth and influence traded for admission to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges are just now unfolding.

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Federal employees working without pay have recently been admonished. We have heard they could borrow money to tide them over.

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A few years ago I visited South Africa where the average house was surrounded by a concrete wall. South Africa has many villages and rural communities of impoverished people where the main goal each day is to find a clean drink of water. However, people throughout many of the towns and citie…

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Will people remember you after you die? Will anybody even care? How will you be remembered?

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The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in Pittsburgh. In particular, ask the people of the Tree of L…

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Words can heal or words can kill. Words can build up or tear down. They can make people glad or make people mad.

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President Donald Trump came through Evansville, Indiana like a roaring locomotive last week, August 30, to be exact. If he had landed on the platform wearing a Superman outfit and cape I would not have been surprised. To the approximate 15,000 cheering fans he might as well have been Superma…

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Labor Day Weekend gives Americans across the country a three-day weekend to rest, travel and celebrate our freedom to labor.

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I like Father's Day. It's always interesting to see if my children or anyone remembers. Maybe I will get a text, an email or even a telephone call. Father's Day is kind of like your birthday you don't really think about it until the day comes. You then can't help but notice who forgot or who…

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Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality.

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Many years ago my two sons and I took a few days and traveled to Southern California. We enjoyed seeing some sights in Los Angeles and San Diego. It's was one of those fun things we did I'll always remember.

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Americans are waiting and hoping. We're hoping for something and we aren't exactly sure what we are hoping for. Internally it's always the hopes of something better around the corner.

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Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time.

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Most of us believe in prevention but we don't always practice it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure we've heard before.

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Stories of struggling government pension funding have abounded the last few months. Reports of changing the retirement scenario for state employees are dominating the conversation in states like New Jersey, Illinois, California and Kentucky.

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Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are devastated. Never has an area been so blasted by so much rainfall in such a short amount of time. Houston has received more rainfall than other city across the United States receives in one entire year.

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I hear you already. All old people aren't cranky. I have a friend who is 96 years old and is the delight of all who know her. She is independent. She works in her garden every summer. She drives herself to church and the grocery store. She exercises a couple of times a day. She lives in a ve…