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Only One Thing Is Getting Me Through This Hatred

Last Monday, I happened to be putting things away in the kitchen when the President was broadcast live from the G20 conference. I grabbed a pen and jotted down his words, feeling the truth in what he said. And when … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Craftivism?

If you haven’t, you should know it’s a world-wide movement. Craftivism opens up a conversation so people can learn from each other and exchange views. When I attended Salon An Artful Conversation last year, I was delighted to hear Betsy … Continue reading

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What to Do About Turning 50

You need to do something special to commemorate a half century in this world. After all, you’ve made it through quite a few ups and downs! What if you don’t want a party? I wanted to do 50 of something. … Continue reading

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Age Old And Young Advice

This week I met an older gentleman at an event. During a brief book discussion, I mentioned I was training to be a yoga teacher. He excitedly explained he had been one for 25 years. After the event he spoke … Continue reading

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Everything I Know About Social Media I Learned From My Dads Business

With Father’s Day on Sunday, I couldn’t stop thinking about my dad who died 23 years ago. In particular, I found myself thinking about his business, Community Service Station. His father had named the business “Community” and for decades it … Continue reading

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Acadia Could Have Been A Private Playground

Months after our vacation to Acadia National Park, I’m still struck by the astounding beauty of the rocky shorelines and mountain peaks. But another thought has grown in my mind and brought me to action. During one of our tours, … Continue reading

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To Be Given A Future

Yesterday I had the honor of attending the ribbon cutting for an apartment building. A nonprofit organization was able to purchase a vacant, foreclosed property in a neighborhood suffering from blight and renovate the building to provide homes for four … 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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A Real Life Parable Made Me Think

After church started on Easter Sunday, an Asian man in his 30’s sat down in the pew in front of me. I had the feeling he was homeless but it wasn’t obvious. I handed him my bulletin and showed him … Continue reading

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Why Do I Care?

Last week I wondered. Why do I care about the historic preservation of a building? Why do I care if the affordable housing community is built? Why do I care that there are homeless people living on our streets? None … Continue reading

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