Impressions by David Maxwell

‘Tis a day before football

‘Tis a day before football and all through Seminole County land  excitement is growing in the hearts of Indian fans  for a new-normal season that begins a new journey and quest  to be true to the colors and to be the best of the best.    To the cheerleaders, the players, the coaches and fans and…

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We also need to find a cure for this infodemic

Fake news, hate speech and misinformation are creeping through all social media platforms. With more and more people relying on social media as a source for news, there are worries that such content could influence audiences unable to distinguish truth from fact or news from propaganda. This “infodemic,” as Dustin Carnahan, an assistant professor of…

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Burned biscuits do not have to be a deal breaker

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

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 24, those familiar yellow school buses will begin to spill onto local roads, ferrying young students in the annual back-to-school migration. It will be a school year…

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How do you  identify fakenews? Become a Factivist!

    Every day we are confronted with thousands of impressions, ads and news items. And our social media flow never stops feeding us with content to consume, interact with or re-share. Since the numbers are, to say the least, overwhelming, how can we accurately separate valid information from fake news? How do we know…

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Dream it, believe it, plan for it, and then expect it!

When people truly believe in what they are doing and are totally committed to the reasons for their journey, their project or their purpose, then it is time for action. Whether from a community or individual point of view, once we set our goals, make our plans and believe in our reasons and efforts 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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Happy birthday, America!

Although the Fourth of July now seems more of a party than a memorial, it has great significance to many Americans. And if you call yourself an American, the reasons for the celebration in the first place MUST be remembered and understood by ALL of us. The Fourth of July is a chance to reflect…

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Happy Father’s Day to yours, to mine and to me!

Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation and honor to fathers and those special persons who have been fatherly figures. The first Father’s Day was officially observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.  The special day was started by Sonora Dodd who was inspired to honor her own father, William Smart, a widower…

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Heading east for a Jekyll family Homecoming

In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive Winter retreat for America’s most elite families. Known as the Jekyll Island Club, it soon became recognized as “the richest, most inaccessible club in the world.” For more than half a century, the nation’s leading families, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans and Pulitzers, traveled to…

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