It is claimed that depression affects an estimated 33 to 35 million U.S.
adults at some point during their lifetime. The symptoms are numerous:
trouble focusing, sadness, irritability, hopelessness, trouble sleeping,
weariness, feeling worthless or guilty, major weight change and/or
disinterest in favored activities.
This list was adapted from a website of one of those drugs you see advertised
every night during your favorite TV show. You know, the one with the sad
looking people with bags under their eyes standing with their arms folded
gazing off into nowhere. Then and announcer comes on and tells them there's
hope if they just talk to their doctor about AbiliProzCymbilify, or something
My question is: Who here hasn't suffered episodes of one or more of those
symptoms in their lifetime? I don't see any raised hands.
So I'm thinking that the number of p... (more)
Our homeowners association was having problems. Certain board members were
causing difficulties with certain homeowners. The management company was not
getting the job done. Work needed to be done on several decks that were
almost falling down. The painting schedule had been abandoned. And worst of
all, the reserves were at an all-time low.
So a few of us decided to see if we could fix things. We held meetings after
work to discuss strategies. We recruited new candidates for board members
then sent out mailings to get proxy votes so we could get them elected. At
the next Annual ... (more)
Lots of folks ask us, "What makes a good citizen journalist?"
The short answer is passion. But a good a good citizen journalist needs more
than just passion. Six proficiencies that a good citizen journalist needs to
Curiosity. Situational awareness. If you have this quality, it means that at
all times you are aware of what is happening around you. Lots of people
don’t pay any attention to anything other than what is going on in their
tiny world; they can sit through a train wreck or sleep through an earthquake
and not know it ever happened. On the other hand, good... (more)
Curiosity is the lifeblood of a citizen journalist
Lots of folks ask us, “What makes a good citizen journalist?”
The short answer is passion. But a good citizen journalist needs more than
just passion. Six proficiencies that a good citizen journalist needs to
Curiosity. Curiosity is the lifeblood of a good citizen journalist. It’s
what keeps the mind alert and the stories coming. The mother of a childhood
friend of mine once said, “All you boys do is go around turning over rocks
to see what’s beneath them.” She was talking about our insatiable
curiosity. A good citi... (more)
In 1826 Elijah Parish Lovejoy graduated from what is now Colby College
Waterville Maine. He graduated with honors at the top of his class. After
graduation he moved to St. Louis, Missouri and became the editor of an
anti-Jacksonian newspaper and taught in a school.
A few years later, influenced by the Revivalist Movement, he left St. Louis
and went on to Princeton University to study theology. Back then Princeton
was a very conservative theological institution established specifically for
the training of Christian ministers. Upon graduation, he was ordained a
Presbyterian ministe... (more)