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    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. HOLIDAY JOY

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    “JOY is the true gift of Christmas.”—Pope Benedict XVI  Are the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza holidays more blissful or more stressful? YES, all the above. There have been voluminous research studies on this subject. Here are various scientific findings reported by Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg in Psychology...

    Alabama man brings Pearl Harbor/Day of Infamy Flag back to Washington

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bryan Morgan of Birmingham came to Washington Monday, Dec. 12, on a special mission.  Back in 1941, his father, Earl Morgan of Cullman, was a page in the United States House of Representatives.  On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt came...

    COLUMN: Let your light shine

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    Christmas is known as the season of light. It’s the time of year when Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of the light in the person of Jesus. That’s why our home and trees are illuminated – it’s a reference to the...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. LIFELONG LEARNING

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    “WOOK! WOOK!”, a double exclamation, were my first words. I was mimicking my hyper-observant, deeply curious mother as she pointed out discoveries -“LOOK! LOOK!” - which she found interesting and thought might engage my sponge of a brain. Whether by genetics or pedagogy, her...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. WORLD ALPHABET

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    JOY TO THE WORLD  Joy to the world,  All the boys and girls.  Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,  Joy to you and me.  - written by Hoyt Axton and sung by Three Dog Night and every joyful soul in the world  A world of joy is...

    ‘I’m going to call you Lola’

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. – Lynn Haynes’ broken heart was mended at the Crane Hill Senior Center Friday, Oct. 21, when she was presented with a dog. Yet, despite its yapping, responsive tail wagging and heartbeat, the new pup comes without the hazards and mess...

    52 ODES TO JOY: RADIATE S.U.N.S. JOY

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    RADIATE S.U.N.S. JOY to add more sunny happiness and warm contentment to your world and to others. American literary legend, Edith Wharton, glowed with this luminous wisdom: “There are two ways to spread light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” “The...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. EXPLORERS

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    “The JOYrontologist” is saluting joy-seeking explorers this Columbus Day holiday. As we raise flutes of Prosecco and chow down on veal pizza (recipe below), I’m thinking not only of the great, Italian navigator, Cristoforo Columbo, and his Spanish “GoFundMe” campaigns but also of the...

    52 ODES TO JOY: AUTUMN S.U.N.S.

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    ODE TO AUTUMN Autumn days are here, blue sky clear and dear. Let’s harvest a bushel of joy and fall cheer. Our S.U.N.S. (Smile-Making, Uniting, Neighboring, Spellbinding) group this first week of fall shared joyous memories from many previous autumns and how each of us is adding...

    52 ODES TO JOY: MORE F-WORDS

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    F-WORDS  ̶̶  there are so FLIPPIN’ many FANTASTICATIOUS ones! Here are a few more fun, FLAVORFUL faves after all of these from the former feast: FOOTLOOSE, FANFARES, FUNFAIR, FLATTER, FABOLICIOUS, FAH SHIZZLE MY NIZZLE, FACE-FANCY, FANDANGO, FORGIVENESS, FATHERLY, FAUNA, FELICITY, FRANKNESS, FRATERNIZE and FABOPHILIA. F-WORDS...