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From Wagon Wheels to Ferris Wheels


In our entertainment drenched, instant-everything world, we can so easily forget our roots and everything we have to be thankful for. The theme of this year’s Vermilion Fair, “From Wagon Wheels to Ferris Wheels,” reminds us of this. Consider what it was like one-hundred-plus years ago when our ancestors were […]

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Five Reasons Why Superhero Movies Are Not All That Super


Unless you have been hiding underneath a piece of kryptonite, you would have noticed that superheroes are everywhere and they dominate success at the box office, primetime television, gaming devices, etc.  This phenomenon is not insignificant nor without cultural influence. Before I end up stirring superhero fans everywhere into a […]

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Catalyst For Community Cohesion


The following post was also published in the Vermilion Standard. Recently, I came up with the phrase “Catalyst for Community Cohesion” to refer to the need and increasing desire to see groups and organizations work together with intentional and open partnerships towards common goals. Too often, in our communities, there […]

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Learn to Love; Learn to Listen


The following article is also published in the Vermilion Standard. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about love.  As I was reflecting on what to specifically address regarding love, I honed in on the skill and art of listening.  If you want to […]

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The Unnecessary Upgrade


The following is also publish in the Vermilion Standard. As we enter the New Year, there is a good chance you have braved and, hopefully, survived the Boxing Day shopping madness. Boxing Day – the day we buy things we don’t need to replace stuff that still works. We live […]

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