Monthly Archives: October 2009

Strength Where You Least Expect It

A funny thing happened to me in the grocery store. Well really, it’s been happening to me everywhere I go. People keep telling me about hidden pains and injuries. Since my wrist is in a brace to allow my tendon … Continue reading

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Glad to Know Volunteers Are On the Job

A few months ago, one of the founding members of our Human Services Advisory Commission suggested we suspend formal commission meetings while evaluating our mission and duties in Rockville. We all had to dig down deep and decide if we … Continue reading

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“Breaking News” Requires A Cynical Gift

When I was in eighth grade, my teacher said I was cynical. As an adult, I don’t think it’s such a bad quality. In today’s age of constant, on-the-spot, media coverage by both professionals and every guy on the street, … Continue reading

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What Would Happen If There Were No Volunteers?

Last week I spoke with elementary school students about homelessness. Every class I visit is always attentive for their “special guest” and our conversations can be an insightful treat. One second grade boy stopped me in my tracks when he … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Look At The End Result

“Wait a minute,” the teenage student from Togo interjected, “You mean the United States had a civil war?” I was in the middle of giving a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield to a group of teenagers on a week-long service … Continue reading

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