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A friend said something to me this weekend that took me by surprise. They said, "Better times are ahead of us." What took me by surprise was less the statement than my own reaction to it. In the moment that it was said, I had a realization as to just how tough the last few months have been –…

The Time Traveler was recently enjoying a stroll around the DeSoto County Courthouse lawn during the Hernando Farmers Market and chanced to meet a descendant of one of Mississippi’s most famous statesman, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus Lamar or otherwise known as L.Q.C. Lamar.

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The last three months have been heavy, really heavy. And now, here we are. Things are heavier. But, unlike COVID-19, racial issues have been there all along. They aren’t new. But, some of us have had the luxury not to think about them every day. I saw a notable quote this week by Angela Davi…

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The last three months have been heavy, really heavy. And now, here we are. Things are heavier. But, unlike COVID-19, racial issues have been there all along. They aren’t new. But, some of us have had the luxury not to think about them every day. I saw a notable quote this week by Angela Davi…

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Have you ever felt micromanaged at work? If your boss doesn't know what you're doing for every moment of the day, you might as well be nonexistent. You definitely couldn't be working or making logical, sound decisions on your own, using your years of expertise. Having someone looking over yo…

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If you can smell the wild onions growing in the tall Bermuda grass or the hot dogs sizzling from the concession stand, then you probably don’t have the coronavirus. It is the anecdotal “smell test” of the perilous times in which we live.

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We can all agree, this pandemic has been horrific. Regardless of how much or how little you were impacted, you were impacted. You probably spent more time inside your own four walls at home than you ever imagined. And, you may have learned to work from home, while balancing your spouse, pets…

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As the days and weeks go on, I can’t help but glance around at my surroundings and the unfolding effects of the global pandemic and come to the conclusion that we are all living in a 21st-century episode of the Twilight Zone.

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       Thinking back to last year, we were all considering that the great job market might slow down at some point. But, who could have imagined the screeching halt of the economy would have come in the form of a global pandemic. If you've lost your job through all of this, my heart goes out…

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My sister Jo is pastor of a Lutheran church in North Dakota and a few weeks back I got to watch for the first time ever her Sunday morning service on television, thanks to technology, her church’s live stream, and the coronavirus outbreak keeping most all of us from visiting our own places o…

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One question I hear often from readers is about military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first twenty years of their career to the US Military. Around age forty, they'll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world. I receive questions about how to success…

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The streets were nearly empty. Banks, schools, stores and even some churches were shuttered. Physicians were running out of supplies. Warehouses and storehouses of stockpiled goods were being depleted. People were dying, usually the elderly or those whose health was compromised.

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Loyalty is an interesting idea. Companies expect it. Many demand it. You must be a loyal employee. You must put the company's best interest first. Even if you don't agree, you should toe the company line. Otherwise, your worst fears could happen. You may find yourself without work.

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When is the best time to leave your job? Have you ever wondered when you should look? Most people wait until things are painful. Change is hard. It hurts. So many people wait until the daily pain at work outweighs the pain of change.

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I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamenta…

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