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EDITOR’S LETTER — Do we want to be made well?

Do we want to be made well? This issue marks the start of the second half of 2020.  Let’s hope it’s better than the past six months.      First off — and if you’ve forgotten this, it’s...

EDITOR’S LETTER — Why you should give — and receive — just ‘2 percent more’

Why you should give — and receive — just ‘2 percent more’        The night before writing this editor's letter, I video chatted with three of my longtime friends. Brittany and...

EDITOR’S LETTER — #QuarantineLife lessons

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EDITOR’S LETTER — Pray, keep your distance, and don’t panic

Pray, keep your distance, and don’t panic      At press time,  Mississippi had reported 20 deaths and 900+ cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the global death toll had topped...

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