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The popular television show, “Caught on Camera: Real or Fake” with host Nick Cannon, challenges each viewer to judge whether the videos they see on the show are real or fake depictions of interesting events. And during the recent presidential … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is here.  The images of families gathered together around a perfectly set dining table laden with a feast of favorite foods and a huge roast turkey are everywhere.  They entice us from grocery ads, magazine covers, television spots and … Continue reading

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Election time is often an opportunity to consider power versus influence… direct authority versus facilitated agreement.  What’s really the difference?  What makes one side of this equation work so differently than the other? It is generally the nature of power … Continue reading

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The election of 1968 was the last U.S. presidential election in which the minimum voting age was 21. On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, lowering the minimum voting age to 18.  I missed … Continue reading

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I love Halloween!  I have long held a fantasy of being an executive witch!  I would be a good witch of course!  Only favorable spells…granting only good wishes!  I would not want to frighten children (or adults).  I would want … Continue reading

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Life is hard.  The journey occasionally gives us a jolt…a bump in the road.  Suddenly we’re faced with realities we would rather not confront and we naturally spin for a moment in a space where many emotions are waiting to … Continue reading

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This summer my brother-in-law died.   In the weeks that ensued, my sister determined she needed to move to a smaller home.  She lives in San Angelo, Texas and there was much sorting through and moving out things that had been … Continue reading

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On Monday, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids will host its annual awards event at Meijer Gardens.  This one is special!  We’re celebrating 50 years of service to our community. I always struggle a bit to find the right words … Continue reading

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According to the Social Security Administration, a woman turning age 65 today can expect to live, on average, until age 86.6.   An amazing number, it has risen steadily for the past 55 years. Still…a speaker at a conference I attended … Continue reading

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Forgiveness can be challenging. Life brings us moments of hurt … real emotional pain … that are so palpable they overwhelm and distract us.  In those moments, if the pain seems attributable to another person, our reactions are strong.  Even … Continue reading