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America remains the Land of Opportunity opinion Oct 03, 2022

"There are a number of reasons for America’s success over nearly two and a half centuries, but much of the credit goes to the inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators," wrote Steve Case, one of the co-founders of AOL, at Thrive Global.

"Their tenacity, grit, perseverance, and creativity...

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Why do seasoned citizens watch so much television? blog opinion Sep 29, 2022

I stumbled upon an interesting statistic the other day. According to Statista, seasoned citizens over 65 lead the way in television consumption with 62% reporting they use traditional TV more than streaming services. That's followed by people between 55 and 64, who came in at 56%.

Pastor Tim...

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In the online world, age is an invisible barrier blog opinion Sep 21, 2022

For years, we have heard how people have broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first person to do something. At the same time, seasoned citizens are often told there is a cement ceiling to their careers.

"It's time for you to step aside and make room for the younger generation," people over 50...

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You don't really die until you fade from others' memory blog opinion Sep 15, 2022

Anyone who has ever watched the Pixar film Coco will be familiar with this concept.

The children's movie was surprisingly good -- much better than I expected -- because it addressed a fear so many seasoned citizens struggle with today: their legacy.

In Coco, which is based on Hispanic culture,...

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Are you writing an 'oughttobiography?' opinion Sep 02, 2022

When I heard the term "oughttobiography" a few weeks ago, I truly laughed out loud.

As a writer, I am intimately familiar with biographies (life stories written by someone else) and autobiographies (life stories written by the subjects themselves). However, it seems, many of us are busy writing...

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Survey shows Americans give generously to others blog opinion Aug 26, 2022

A new survey by Barna Research revealed nearly two-thirds of Americans give regularly to churches, faith-based organizations and secular groups.

That number rises to 90% for Christians who attend church at least once a month and say their faith is important to them, the Epoch Times reported.

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Questions to contemplate on your deathbed insight opinion Jul 20, 2022

I received an email from author and entrepreneur MJ DeMarco this morning who described a pivotal moment in his life a few years ago.

He explained how he conducted this exercise and it worked to crystalize the type of life he wanted to live. From that point forward, he was able to make better...

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America remains the Land of Opportunity opinion Jul 04, 2022

It’s Independence Day and most of America has shut down so people can enjoy a three-day weekend.

Before I head out to a barbecue with friends this afternoon, I wanted to pen some thoughts about why America remains one of best countries in the world, if not the absolute best, for people over...

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Altering regret’s life-changing consequences insight opinion Jul 02, 2022

Everyone has regrets. I know I have a ton of them from missed opportunities, quitting too soon, making the wrong choices and mistreating people.

There is no productive purpose for dwelling on the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” of decisions we made or failed to make throughout our lives. It...

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Saluting all men who embrace the critically-important job of fatherhood opinion Jun 19, 2022

Note: I wrote this in 2007 for a website that no longer exists. However, the message is timeless.

This Sunday marks my 21st Father’s Day. I guess you could say it’s a milestone event.

I still remember that morning of Oct. 16, 1986, when my first daughter was born. While I was warming...

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