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Don Mohler

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

January 28, 2020

By Don Mohler Let’s be crystal clear: the final verdict on Donald J. Trump will not be delivered until November 3, 2020. There will be no real trial and no conviction in the Senate. Democrats would be better served to focus on getting out the vote, putting an end to their own childlike bickering, and…

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Dear Santa – We Need to Talk

December 18, 2019

By Don Mohler   Dear Santa, Okay Big Guy step away from the work bench and give the elves 15 minutes to grab a hot chocolate.  We need to talk. Sure we’ve made eye contact a few times over the past 40 years when you’ve listened intently to my children and grandchildren with wonder in…

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November 25, 2019

At this special time of the year, I am pleased to welcome a well-known keynote speaker, behavioral transformation consultant, communications accelerator and a licensed mental health counselor as guest contributor to the Front Porch. This outstanding professional happens to be my sister from Jacksonville, Florida. I hope she will stop by on a regular basis.…

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It’s Time to Rethink the Impact of Technology on Our Communities

November 9, 2019

By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. I was born and raised in a small town.  My grandparents and their friends helped build my community. Their children and their children’s children have all called this place home. But it is more than my home.  It is my storybook, my fairy tale. When I was young, I didn’t know…

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Ellen Got It Right

October 13, 2019

By Don Mohler We should be able to sit at a baseball game and enjoy a beer and a brat with a friend, even if that friend’s political beliefs aren’t exactly our cup of tea. It shouldn’t take an Ellen DeGeneres therapy session on decency to remind of us of that. But it did. You…

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It’s Simple: We Just Have Too Many Guns

September 3, 2019

By Don Mohler “Oh my god, there’s been another one.” That is how the conversation began at our annual family Labor Day gathering over the weekend along the Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. Sadly, no one had to ask what “another one” meant. In America 2019 everyone knew that somewhere, somehow there had been another…

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Dear Democrats – The Jets Beat the Colts in 1969: Don’t Blow This

July 28, 2019

By Don Mohler Dear Democrats, Donald Trump can’t possibly win. Can he? Let’s journey back to January 12, 1969. As sad as it might sound, I still bear the wounds from that awful day. You see on that date in history in Super Bowl III a team from the upstart American Football League, the New…

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July 9, 2019

This essay was originally published in the Sun several years ago.  Because we need some childhood magic now more than ever, I hope you will enjoy. By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. When I was young, I loved the 4th of July. The 4th seems to mark that time in the summer when certain smells and memories…

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Dads Come In All Shapes and Sizes

June 15, 2019

By Don Mohler   “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads. No matter how many games of catch you played, no matter how many fishing lines you untangled, or how many tears you wiped away with ice cream, when the big moment arrives, the first words out…

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Can We Please Turn It Down A Notch?

June 1, 2019

By Don Mohler Do we always have to be so damn angry? The answer to that question will go a long way toward determining what kind of legacy we leave for our children. And quite frankly, right now, the optimist in me (and I’m a pretty optimistic guy) is not very optimistic. Our anger is…

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