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Spring has sprung in the south, and not even the Coronavirus can stop the pollen bloom happening around me. Thankfully, there have been spring showers to go along with it, so I’m hoping most of it has come and gone. Although if the congestion and headache are anything to go by today, well, t…

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“Coronavirus” or “ COVID-19”  are words all of us know....they have been circulated all over the world through the media and reflect a topic that has been with us for a while now and at the moment just feels like it isn’t going to leave. 

The fall of ancient empires isn’t hard to decode when you have centuries of hindsight in your favor. But some of the commonalities the fall shares... utter decadence, corruption and greed. Hubris usually plays a pretty big role in the run up to the fall, and lends itself to spectacular failu…

I stepped outside our front door one day late last week to be greeted by bright sunshine, blue skies, the aroma of lemon blossoms, the sound of birds chirping away and the sight of plants sprouting fresh leaves in their annual rebirth.....the kind of inspiring spring day that nurtures the soul.

Many of us are faced with a new normal this week, especially residents of California, Oregon and New York. School and work closures accompanied with uncertainty and fear - not just over this new virus - have left too many Americans unsure of their next steps. But take heart people, there are…

The two extremes being played out on the national stage regarding the issues surrounding COVID-19 have me very frustrated, and the noise it is generating is causing confusion and panic when concern and discussion of pro-active measures should be occurring.

As I woke up Tuesday morning, I hopped on social media to check the National Weather Service to see if the late night tornado warnings we got Monday amounted to anything as the storm crossed Tennessee.

Life comes at you fast during the primaries, and the Democratic presidential field is no exception. Between last week’s debate, Super Tuesday looming and candidates looking to garner attention by any means necessary, well, it makes for interesting television.

This is shaping up to be quite a week for President Trump. And the best, or at least the most hilarious parts, have nothing to do with President Trump’s twitter feed. Instead, the stars have seemingly aligned in Trump’s favor to deliver a multitude of gifts this week, and that was before Iow…

In politics, there are many rules. Rules of procedure, etiquette, campaigning - there are do’s and don’ts that cover even the unspoken rules. Of all the rules that have gone out the window in the Trump Era, the rule to never, ever disparage the voters seems to be the latest on the chopping block.

For all the brokered convention talk four years ago surrounding candidate Donald Trump and Republican chaos leading into the 2016 convention that never seemed to materialize, there have been more and more whispers about the chances of Democrats facing exactly that in the 2020 contest.

Congress is returning to D.C. after a not so quiet Christmas recess. With the prevalence of cable news and 24-hour news programming and Senate floor speeches from both majority and minority leaders on more than one issue of the day, there wasn’t a lack of content from our elected officials.

Birthdays kind of lose their appeal after a while, at least that with that getting older part. If I could keep the favorite foods and cake without the aging it would be incredible.

One good thing about the internet, and social media, is the ability to stay in touch with home, and I was reminded of that Thursday night when I was able to watch the memorial vigil for Cpl. Ronil Singh through the newspaper’s Facebook live post. I called my mom the next morning to let her k…

Christmas has arrived, bringing with it the renewal of long-standing traditions....some spanning generations and others which emerge as the families of our children carve out their own holiday routines.

The Articles of Impeachment, as of Tuesday heading to the House Rules Committee on their way to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, is not going anywhere in the Senate. How do I know... not because I trust the Republican Senate caucus to stand strong in times of adversity. I…

It’s fascinating to me, the utter disconnection among Democrats who continually make hay over the upsetting of norms and the constant threat to our democracy that President Trump’s administration brings. But over the last week I have read or watched Congressmen and women and multiple preside…