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JUST BREATHE

By Colleen Akkerman One thing we can say for sure, and that is…if we are alive, we are breathing. By sharing the air we breathe, we…

Service

By Julie Dieterle I’ve been considering my motivation for doing things for others, for finding fulfillment in my career, for even choosing my words when we…

Love – No Small Matter

By Mary Summerbell The two Beloit International Film Festival movies that had the most poignant impact on me this year are both about our most precious…

Hortatory Hoard

By Shannyn Izubel Oldwyn I’ve made a decision. It came to me strangely, not in any of the usual ways I make choices, based on personal…

A FIDDLER ON THE ROOF?

By Michael Strelcheck It’s holiday time once again! That realization got me to thinking about the ever-shifting expressions of the season. Maybe it’s just me, but…

Trumped!

By Dale Lucht Originally I was going to write this article on changing the Constitution. It’s over 200 years old and even predates three quarters of…

Never Again

By Dianne Witte On December 10th we celebrate the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. It…

Holiday Possibilities

By R. U. Bored When it comes to Christmas I’m quick to admit I’m a bit of a Scrooge. Not as extreme as the lonely, bitter,…