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From the Publisher: Tomorrow’s leaders today

From the Publisher: Tomorrow’s leaders today

Meet 40 people under 40 who have inspired us with their work. It’s fun to reflect on the days when I was a young and an energetic go-getter.  One of my fondest memories comes from the early 2000s when I…
Final thought: Be a good sport

Final thought: Be a good sport

Don’t force an unwilling child into playing sports. Jess Lair, a former Montana State University professor who wrote a bestselling book on self-help, gave us this thought-provoking quote. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be…
Final Thought: Checking it twice

Final Thought: Checking it twice

Hello December, the proverbial best-behavior-inducing month! Wow, I cannot believe December has arrived and that Christmas is just around the corner, but I’m happy about it. I love this time of year! I’m a sucker for Christmas lights, decorations and…
From the Publisher: ‘Tis the season to shop local

From the Publisher: ‘Tis the season to shop local

Here’s your chance to give back big by shopping small. Thanksgiving is officially over. The turkey tasted delicious, and the time spent among family and friends created everlasting memories.  We all know what comes next.  It’s time to break out…
Final Thought: The dreaded cancer diagnosis

Final Thought: The dreaded cancer diagnosis

Overcoming emotions to develop a warrior’s spirit. What was the scariest moment of my life? If you would have asked me that question prior to October, the answer would have been a no-brainer. In 2005, I was assigned to write…
From the Publisher: The blessing of adoption

From the Publisher: The blessing of adoption

My son, Conner, has brought a tremendous amount of joy into my life.  With November being National Adoption Month, I’ve taken some moments to reflect on how incredibly lucky I am.  In my 20s and 30s, I was able to…
From the Publisher: Living in Lake and loving it

From the Publisher: Living in Lake and loving it

There are countless reasons Lake County has a special place in my heart. It’s October. College football is in full swing, the holidays are rapidly approaching, and cooler weather will soon replace the unbearable heat and humidity we’ve endured for…
Final Thought: Shame on vaccination shamers

Final Thought: Shame on vaccination shamers

Quit needling people into getting the jab. Are these coronavirus vaccines worth a shot? That’s a question millions of Americans were forced to answer last spring when several biopharmaceutical companies rolled out vaccinations.  For myself, the answer was obvious. Being…
Final Thought: Just say no… to Facebook

Final Thought: Just say no… to Facebook

Hello, my name is James, and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.  It’s a terrible addiction. Unlike the high produced by drugs, Facebook consistently delivers a devastating low. The daily dose of hard-core political opinions, boring status updates, goofy selfies, and annoying invites…
From the Publisher: Football fever

From the Publisher: Football fever

It’s time for college football in the South. Few things define Southern culture more than God and family.  However, you certainly have to throw college football into the mix.  In the South, college football is a big part of our…
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