Impressions by David Maxwell

Congratulations, Graduates! We’re counting on you!

It’s graduation time, but graduates, I am sorry to tell you the tests don’t end, they just change. Sorry to tell you the grades don’t stop coming, they just come in a different way. Sorry to tell you the homework assignments don’t end, they just become projects for work or college. It might be a…

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Our local teachers and students deserve an A+!

When I taught communications at Bainbridge College, my class rosters included students from all over southwest Georgia and north Florida. At the beginning of each semester, some of those students were well prepared and ready for a college-level education, while others were not. I am proud to say that a large majority of the brightest…

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Happy Unconditional Love Day a.k.a. Mother’s Day

The title of Mother alone is synonymous with unconditional love. Sunday is the day to celebrate that love and to honor the mothers in our lives for all they selflessly give or have given to their families, their communities and society as a whole. Whether her children are small or all grown up, a mother’s…

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Point me in the right direction!

After receiving numerous positive comments about the subject of one of my recent columns, I have reaffirmed two things: One, that my column is actually read and taken as the positive tool of betterment it is written to be, and two, that you, the readers, can help guide me on my ever-changing journey to being…

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Let’s restart the Firehouse dream

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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New hopes, new dreams and . . . new beginnings!

Learning to celebrate the meaning of Easter every single day for the rest of your life. Sunday, April 21st is Easter, and as we all prepare to look and act our best on that one day, here’s a thought. How about we spread it out and celebrate the reasons for Easter each and every day for the rest…

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Everyone should have a pair of rose-colored glasses

We all know that seeing something through rose- colored glasses means you see it as better than it really is, and I am here to tell you that seeing the world through rose-colored glasses really does make it look better. The reds are incredibly red, the greens lush, and the blues truly electric. I searched…

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Get mentally motivated and Spring Clean your mind

Spring officially sprung last week on March 20th,  so what are you waiting for?  Spring clean your mind of old worn out thoughts and feelings that keep you stuck in a wintery state of mind.  Unclutter your emotional closet! Clean out your Mental Cobwebs – Along with cleaning out the closets, Spring is a great…

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Teamwork does indeed make the dream work

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be strong enough to pick up a car? You probably think that job is best left to superheroes. Well, let’s think again. What if you had 20 or 30 people all picking up the car together? Isn’t that a little more in the realm of…

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