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Recently, the U.S. Social Security Administration sent out an email to subscribers of its official blog explaining how to access Social Security statements online. Most people know to be suspicious of seemingly official emails with links to websites asking for credentials. more
All congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the world are being encouraged to begin holding in-person meetings during the week of April 1. more
The beautiful monarch butterfly is a miracle so appropriate during the season of Lent. Watching this fragile creature makes me think of us and Jesus. more
I can’t believe I didn’t make it. Now that I am over 70, I thought I would finish out my senior years addiction free. more
In Athens, young adults spent two years in public service. Many over 30 formed a... more
Occasionally, in the story of a COVID-related death, you hear someone say, “It didn’t have to be this way!” It reminds me of a sermon I once preached on the crucifixion more
People placing trust in institutions — and each other — is critical to our society flourishing. When people are filled with mistrust, they spend money differently (or not at all), facts are doubted, and anxiety is high. And, worryingly, there has been a decline in trust over the past five decades. more
Today (March 8) marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration of female contributions to modern society. But today’s feminists would be remiss not to celebrate liberalism’s pivotal role in advancing women’s rights. more
We missed many things during the pandemic, and one thing I missed especially is being able to offer someone a handshake ... more
The federal No Surprises Act went into effect in January and enacts new medical billing regulations aimed at curbing surprise billing in certain settings. more
The coffee shop was pretty much the same one that you’ve seen in 1000 different street corners across America. more
Two years of pandemic disruptions have put a spotlight on shortcomings in the U.S. housing market. Some of these shortcomings have their origins in federal and local policy decisions made decades ago. But there are also positive examples of cities making zoning decisions that work to create affordable housing. more
I recently attended the Hendry County Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade and garage sale. Well to be honest there was no garage sale at this event... more
I push as often as I can for people to read history, any history. more
March 1 is the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yellowstone National Park, our country’s first national park. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of America’s National Park System and the National Park Service. more
Wednesday, March 2, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of what we call the season of Lent… more
Russian President Vladimir Putin should suffer sanctions regardless of whether he pulls back from attacking in Ukraine. He has already violated his neighbor and an attack will be additive. His tyrannical bullying has to be addressed now — and later. more
Presidents Day, which originated in the 1880s, will be observed on Feb. 21 this year. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of America’s presidents and the American presidency. more
For the most part I am not familiar with the various occupations my fellow Whisper Creekers held in their pre-Florida days. more
Do you ever wonder where you came from? Ancestry.com has become quite a sensation. more
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