Impressions by David Maxwell

When you burn the biscuits, just put more syrup on the table

Life is like an unsharpened pencil. Without a point, its mark is less clear. We have all heard that life should be about the journey and not the preconceived destination. In our quest to make a better tomorrow out of the failures and successes of today, sometimes we need to step back and reassess the direction…

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The other side of shopping at home – Advertise at home!

Fall, that wonderful season when Mother Nature pulls out a colorful new wardrobe, is a little less than two weeks away and that means the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Throughout this past year the Donalsonville News has promoted keeping Seminole County green and shopping at home, and it will continue to…

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Fall is my favorite time of the year. What’s yours?

When it comes to the seasons of the year, which is your favorite?  I suppose the definition of seasons really depends on where you live because they can differ from one place to another.  I’m really referring to the four different seasons that we are used to in the southern parts of the United States. …

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I love my rocky world

I love everything about rocks and have been collecting and studying them for almost my entire life. Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been fascinated with anything to do with a rock, and I think I started collecting them even before I knew I was collecting them. When I was seven years old…

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The solid foundation of the Seminole County Indian Nation

It’s great to be a Seminole County Indian!  I may have graduated from the red and black worlds of Cairo High School and the University of Georgia, but after seven and a half years of living in the land of the green, the blood flowing in my veins is that same color – the bright…

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Learn to look on the bright side of every situation

While being skeptical can be a healthy way to avoid getting taken advantage of, being pessimistic and always assuming the worst can have major negative consequences on your life. Seeing only the negative sides of situations can cause you to miss opportunities and fail to take action that would otherwise improve your quality of life.…

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In less than two weeks it’s . . . Welcome Back to School!

It will be a sure sign that the end of Summer has arrived, regardless of what the official calendar says, when, in less than two weeks on August 7, those familiar yellow school buses will begin to spill onto local roads, ferrying young students in the annual back-to-school migration. Remember that first day back to…

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What are your expectations?

“The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.”  – Ralph S. Marston, Jr. What do you expect of yourself? What do you believe about you? Do you believe in yourself? Do…

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