Impressions by David Maxwell

It is time to dance!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,  it’s about learning to dance in the rain.   -Vivian Greene In my life I have dealt with personal hardships of varying degrees, as I am sure, after living through the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving Hurricane Michael’s wrath, all of us now have. Those experiences were…

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Loving 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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Not vaccinated? It’s your turn now. Please go get your COVID-19 vaccine!

The COVID-19 battle isn’t won anywhere until it’s won everywhere. We can hasten the conclusion of the battle against this virus with one simple move – make an appointment to get vaccinated, and follow through on that appointment (and the next appointment, when and where that’s needed). Maybe you’ve been waiting to let others at…

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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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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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Burned biscuits do not have to be a deal breaker

I originally ran this column in June of 2016. Each June since I have rerun it to make the annual point that life isn’t perfect, but it is so well worth living. Enjoy. Life is like an unsharpened pencil. Without a point, its mark is less clear. – Eraica Chan We have all heard that life should…

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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?…

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Here’s hoping I can live like Phil

In golf, there are major champions, and there are the very, very special major champions. To me, Phil Mickelson has always been one of the later, and my favorite golfer since Jack Nicklaus, because of what he has done on and off the course. His stunning and historic victory in the PGA Championship this past…

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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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