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The importance of planning

January 6, 2021

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread social protest, various natural disasters, and several hotly contested elections, the year 2020 was one pretty much impossible to even begin to predict. Such a…

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Making positive change happen in 2021

January 6, 2021

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. On a societal and global level, COVID-19 has made this year a difficult one in so many ways. Worldwide, close to 1.7 million people have died,…

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Renaissance-looking space in Market Station in Downtown Leesburg

Market Station

January 6, 2021

By Tim Jon Yeah – it was those balconies that got me; no, I’m not simpering about losing my heart on Bourbon Street: I’m just going back, about 20 years…

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When Washington worked

January 6, 2021

By Samuel Moore-Sobel Since the onset of the pandemic, I’ve been able to dedicate more time to reading. One of my favorite books of 2020 was The Man Who Ran Washington, a…

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When we cross 1.5 degrees for good

January 6, 2021

“continuing on our current path will lead to catastrophic changes to the Earth system that give us life.” Peter Kalmus “We climate scientists have … concluded, unequivocally, that global warming…

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Another polarizing vacuous bad actor

December 20, 2020

“Polarization and objectivity don’t mix well; the search for truth becomes submerged by the implicit and demanding question:  Are you with us or ag’in us?”  Garret Hardin [Hardin] Let’s assume…

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

Is 2020 finally over?

December 2, 2020

The holiday season is upon us. For many, this is welcome news, because it means 2021 has almost arrived. For some, 2020 can’t end fast enough. For me, it’s a…

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Agriculture and Climate Change

December 2, 2020

In a recent paper published in the journal Science, researchers Michael A. Clark, Nina G. G. Domingo, Kimberly Colgan, Sumil K. Thakrar, David Tilman, John Lynch, Inês L. Azevedo, and…

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Tree and Fence at Fireman's Field

Fireman’s Field

December 2, 2020

I have reached a conclusion: I definitely prefer the world as seen from within the Park’s boundaries to that of the ‘real’ outside. Perhaps one day, I shall just stay…

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Healing yourself and your relationships after the election

December 2, 2020

Mindfulness is the concept of being 100 percent present in the moment, while accepting all aspects of what that moment is – without criticism, blame, or judgement.  But with this…

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