Impressions by David Maxwell

Thankful for the opportunity to give thanks

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”  – Sam Lefkowitz On Thursday millions of Americans will sit down for a Thanksgiving meal. It is a day to “give thanks” for all that we have. This year, in our new-normal world, some of us will…

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The loneliness epidemic and the power of connection

This month the Ad Council released a report called Loneliness, Isolation and Human Touch: A Global Perspective on COVID-19. With all that’s going on in the world right now, you might wonder why the Ad Council’s executives chose to focus on loneliness, and what that has to do with the industry. The answer: Past research…

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Every single day should be Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year.  One single day out of every year is designated on our calendars to honor the men and women who have served our country and defended our freedoms.  Yesterday, today and tomorrow, the acknowledgement of the service and sacrifice of our Veterans is an activity that needs more…

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It’s your choice; Choose wisely!

We are now less than a week away from the November 3rd General Election. Have you voted?  In this election we will select the representatives who will work to lead our county, region and state into the immediate future, and it is imperative that each and every registered voter in Seminole County take the time…

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I’ve always leaned to the orange side of Halloween

Halloween traditions, where did they originate?  The many customs we have today in relation to Halloween have their origins in the religious practices of the Romans and the Druids, therefore dating back many centuries. On October 31, a special feast was held to honor their gods.  The custom of trick-or-treating and the use of “jack-o’-lanterns”…

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We were not alone then, and we are not alone now!

The following words were the first ones I wrote for publication after Hurricane Michael changed our world forever back on October 10, 2018. As I read them again this week – now two years after that horrific day – I felt their message was one we all needed to hear again. We are still hurting…

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Your vote is your voice. Make sure you use it!

It’s less than a month until Election Day in Seminole County and across the nation — and it’s a right, a privilege and every eligible citizen’s responsibility to participate in this democratic process. Voters in the November 3rd General Election have an important decision to make in choosing a the future direction of our country…

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