New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – GOODBYE, NUCLEAR FAMILY?

On February 17, I eased my body down into my favorite ancient Morris chair to read a newly-delivered glossy magazine. This was last Monday,...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – a respite

For many readers who look forward to our columns by Rev. Bob Johnston ( New Perspectives: A Senior Moment) and his Historical Society columns that...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – a respite

For many readers who look forward to our columns by Rev. Bob Johnston ( New Perspectives: A Senior Moment) and his Historical Society columns that...

New Year resolutions made easy

This is a good message for anytime but as we head into a new year and new decade, we thought the following may be...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “It’s not even Sunday!”

On December 24th, almost every church in my little town will hold an evening service---and it’s not even Sunday. What draws the faithful back...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “Hope”

I was on my way to church; clerical collar in place around my neck and a prepared sermon in my head. After backing the...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘This is Us?”

“THIS IS US?” I know those soggy maple leaves, no longer hidden by snow, remain un-raked. I confess the wind-scattered lawn furniture has not yet...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “STATESMEN OR POLITICIANS?”

“Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for you.” This twisting of John F. Kennedy’s most powerful sentence...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “GIVING THANKS”

“The tongue has the power of life and death.” (Proverbs 18:21) This powerful statement from the Hebrew Bible has a special relevance as we celebrate...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘Come from Away’

Admittedly, it does sound like I missed the point by flying to Newfoundland/Labrador on five separate occasions, yet failing to visit a quaint fishing...