Village Life:  It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches
Aug06

Village Life: It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches

By Jan Worth-Nelson I’d really like to go back to writing about nuthatches. A buddy of mine recently gently noted that my Village Life columns seem to have strayed from the easy-going neighborly flavor of my early years on the back page (or tucked into some weekend post online, like here and now).  This observer was sitting in my sunroom, one of the best spots in our beloved house. So it made sense, when my friend stared out at...

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Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes
Nov13

Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes

By Jan Worth-Nelson I just lost my temper.  The trigger was an early morning solicitation to subscribe to the Flint Journal — our hometown paper, right?  I asked the young voice with a Southern accent where she was calling from.  Missouri, she said.   Missouri? “Missouri?” I shouted, “I want nothing to do with a newspaper in my home town that outsources its business to another state!” And I hung up. Okay, so it was an...

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Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?
Nov13

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

By Paul Rozycki Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships -Stephen Covey Success has a thousand fathers. Failure is always an orphan. -attributed to Tacitus and Count Galezzo Ciano [Editor’s Note:  While these are Paul Rozycki’s personal views, they are shared by the EVM editorial board.] With Dr. Karen...

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