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The gifts are unwrapped. Holiday decorations are coming down. We ushered in a new year. Another chance to look forward to what is coming and to let go of what didn’t work. We have a whole new chapter to write. And saying “goodbye” to a year gone and anticipating a chance at new beginnings mi…

To tree or not to tree, that is the question. Oh, Christmas Angel, please guide my decision, as I am contemplating not putting up a Christmas tree this year. Yes, we decorated the house with holly, wreaths, poinsettias and other holiday trimmings, but the tree stands silently in a box in the…

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If you were going to chart the biggest heartbreaks I suffered in my early 20s, at the top of the list was not being able to get a ticket to U2’s sold-out concert at the old Orange Bowl in Miami. I’m only half kidding. We are talking about my then-favorite band, a group I worshiped with MAGA-…

During the 1960s and ’70s, in “Anytown, USA” often on Thanksgiving afternoon, the ritual would be the same. After enjoying excessive amounts of turkey and dressing, families would head for Main Street and the hometown pomp and pageantry of a local parade.

In the past decade, vaping has reached epidemic levels and has become prevalent among middle and high schoolers across the country. In fact, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey found approximately 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students are currently us…

You work close up to elections for 30 years, you have the chance to learn some things about candidates and campaigns. The most important one is this: Many people vote with their gut, not their head.

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Football. Turkey. Family. Oh my, did I mention football? The first professional Thanksgiving Day football game was played in 1920. In 1939, Thanksgiving was moved to the third Thursday in November, because President Roosevelt wanted to add more Christmas shopping days to the holiday season. …

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This quote by Robert Lintner sums up Thanksgiving perfectly. “Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day,” John F. Kennedy said. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

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