As we recently marked President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, we must remember the late president’s vision for our nation
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It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.
Canto I of Dante's Inferno begins, "Midway upon the journey of our life/I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward
As Khalil Gibran once said, "March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the
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How could you possibly improve upon pairing up American Impressionist art with flowers from New York's finest botanical garden
When Caitriona Balfe signed up to play Claire Randall in Outlander three years ago, she was asked if, by the way, she was prepared to have her life changed. She doesn't volunteer her answer from then, but today she says that's exactly what happened.
Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.
The ancient Roman festival of Terminalia honors Jupiter Terminus, the god of borders and boundaries. Good Romans celebrated this festival each February 23rd by jointly decorating the very sites that demarcated their properties, offering requisite sacrifices, and then feasting the night away in a communal gathering.
I am not aware of any evidence of life on other planets. I think there is, however, starting to be more and more evidence that the conditions to support life have existed and maybe do still exist, at locations other than Earth.
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In the historical and the contemporary context, then, Hungary's response is disturbing. Regrettably, Hungary's credentials as a reformist leader have recently been besmirched by a disturbing authoritarian turn.
Around the world, almost 900 million people go hungry every day. The precious crops and water that would sustain them are used to raise livestock. Moving to a meatless diet assures there will food for all of us.
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Anger can be constructive. Too much can be destructive. Energy is best pointed in the direction where it can make a lasting difference. Each of us will decide when to fight and how to heal.
Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.
The righteous rage is all within you, and the roads along which to spend that rage to be the difference you hope to see in the world -- are all before you. And you are young, and foolish enough to believe in the possible.
I am willing to bet that most of us that watched The Karate Kid at some point in our lives, also eventually found ourselves wishing we had our very own Mr. Miyagi to guide us through it. While I have never been successful in finding a karate master to follow me around and give me sage advice, I do have a standard list of folks that I turn to when I am in need of some wisdom.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." One of those
Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.
No matter what choices life throws at you keep following your path, refuse to settle, and walk your road your way, it makes all the difference.
What's the current thinking about having neighbors? If I believe the house hunting shows on HGTV, it's not having them. Or if you have them, it's important not to see them. On those shows, the kiss of death for a real estate listing is going into a backyard and seeing other homes.
I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.