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Generational worries from a Gen Xer

During this election year, polls and surveys break down results and findings by generation. Because just as the culture and economic realities differ within each generation, so do voting tendencies. …

How deep is your love?

“How deep is your love? I really mean to learn, ‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools, Breaking us down when they all should let us be, We belong to you and me.”  …

Love will keep us together. Or is it music?

“I’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain. You’re not alone. Just turn on with me, and you’re not alone.” - David Bowie This past weekend, some dear …

Jerell: Let your soul lead the way

“Our world is but a land of a master jam, get up and dance.”  - Afrika Bombaataa During a chat with a dear friend last year, we learned that we shared a mutual appreciation for …

The opportunity in curiosity

What is your go-to question when a conversation stalls or you are meeting someone for the first time? What was your first concert? Who would you invite to dinner if it could be anyone? …

This is certainly a rule I was aware (and appreciative) of

Editor’s note: We are happy to provide this public service announcement from columnist Maria A. Montalvo. It’s one we heartily agree with. The English language boasts 170 …

Angels all around us

“And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou, from the poem “Touched By An Angel.” The …

There’s always more to learn | Moment's Notice

Many in America – and the world – watched, riveted, to the dramatic scene in the musical “Hamilton” when Alexander Hamilton decides to vote for Thomas Jefferson to be …

'But I'm busy' | Moment's Notice

"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" – Henry David Thoreau Busy is how most of us begin (and persist through) our days. A normal morning …

What everyday heroes can create | Moment's Notice

“We could be heroes, just for one day.” – David Bowie Walking down a long hallway the other day, looking at statues of important figures from American history, I saw an unambiguous …

To be fair: The middle of fact and fiction | Moment's Notice

“To be fair …” begins many a sentence intended to present the other side of a situation or issue. It is not a phrase we hear much these days, except in jest. If you have not seen the …

Better to have loved and lost | Moment's Notice

Loss, noun: The act or an instance of losing; one that is lost; the condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone. “Loss” is a complex word. We only consider something lost …

The meaning of X | Moment's Notice

Editor’s note: We are returning to a column published in October 2021. It seems timely with Elon Musk’s decision to replace “Twitter” with “X.” X – such a dramatic letter, …

HOT! HOT! HOT!

“It’s hot. It’s like Africa-hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.” – Eugene Morris Jerome, “Biloxi Blues” “The Pacific Northwest is a temperate climate.” “Summer …

Revolutionary patriotism | Moment's Notice

“A great democracy has got to be progressive, or it will soon cease to be either great or a democracy.” – Teddy Roosevelt “America the Beautiful” is a tune we all know well. Played …

Eulogy for a fishhawk, shot in county | Moment's Notice

“Birds are mediators between heaven and earth.” – Terry Tempest Williams My dad used to hold me in front of the kitchen window of our duplex in the city, and we would watch the birds …

“After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexplicable is music.” – Aldus Huxley There is something about a good song. It transports you to a place in time, a feeling, …

Wouldn't you like to be a grudger, too? | Moment's Notice

grudge v. : to be unwilling to give or admit: give or allow reluctantly or resentfully n. : a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will The other day at a meeting, someone made …

Imagine your favorite restaurant or café, the place you go when you want to relax or share stories with friends and family. The dishes come, you put your napkin in your lap, pick up your knife …

The gift of a great book: Thought

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine.” – Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” When I was 13, I saved my allowance to buy a biography about a rock star. I had …

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