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We all need to know about our community. It makes for better decisions.  A common set of facts makes for better community cohesion. Local community newspapers, which are focused on the … more
Some things never change. It's easy to be the fool. It's easy to be fooled. It's easy to have your life upended by events beyond your control. And it's easy to draw conclusions from … more
Lilly Pulitzer started a fruit juice stand because she needed a renewed sense of purpose. She had moved to Palm Beach, Florida in search of love and adventure and immediately embraced … more
I was in my garden last Sunday afternoon. I was pulling a yucca plant that I mistakenly planted in one of my garden beds years ago.  At the time, I was mixing flowers and veggies in one of my … more
Ask anyone, especially my family, that my memory of names of bands,  movie plots and actors, and books I've read is spotty. It's almost laughable, according to my son. At the same time, I … more
The quotes we choose tell others something about us. I found this quote as I was exploring quotes using a search query of notable quotes by women. With that I discovered Chimamanda Ngozi … more
Until this week, I had never heard of Cynthia Heimel. Her Wikipedia page describes her as a columnist and foremost the author of satirical books known for their unusual titles, aimed at a female … more
I am struck that sometimes when we determine the price of something, we don't factor in all of the costs.  With a background in sociology, W.E.B. DuBois seemed to have a fundamental … more
It's good to know that we don't have to be perfect to be loveable. more
I encountered the life and legacy of Rev. Howard Thurman in seminary. It was there that I learned that Thurman was the direct link between  Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.  … more
Richard Kluger seems to like to sink his teeth into complex subjects and set them in terms of sweeping societal concepts. His two best-known works are Simple Justice , generally regarded as the … more
I first became acquainted with Dorothy Day as part of a seminary course on religious social activists.  Beyond her work as a co-founder and editor of … more
I was sitting at my desk writing Thanksgiving cards, when I got up to cross the room to retrieve a couple of AA batteries to include in a small gift. I leaned down and to the left about five degrees … more
When I started this column, I thought it would be a mechanism for getting in shape, changing physical habits and becoming healthier. I thought I would become a regular at the gym. “I just wanna … more
The other morning, I was trying to explain to my husband, Stephen, about the canned tomato sauce recipe I was working on. I was leaving for a conference, and I needed him to process a gallon’s … more
It’s been a hot, quick summer. I remember being shocked when we whizzed by Memorial Day, and I’m a bit flabbergasted that we now face the beginning of September. In a blink of an eye, it … more
My friend Connie called me up the other day. She was alarmed. “There is a terrible picture of you on Facebook,” she said. “You need to get it taken down.” I had seen the … more
Five years ago I sat on a mountain, a plateau really, for four days and four nights with four gallons of water. It was a vision quest. It was my intention to clear my mind and body before returning … more
In the midst of it all It’s tough to feel better when you’re experiencing terror and uncertainty. It’s tough to feel better when we are bombarded at every turn with some sort of … more
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