Community, Community Building, Community Development, Empowerement

It’s Not Just About School Shootings: The Broader Picture, and What We Can Do

This week’s posts were written with the victims of school shootings in mind—from those who died to their families, including those who survived and will carry the trauma with them for a long time. I started off the week with a list of immediately actionable things that each one of us can do.  I then… Read More It’s Not Just About School Shootings: The Broader Picture, and What We Can Do

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Lemonisms and Donaghisms: 30 Rock’s definition of charity

There are so many lovely, nice, kind-hearted people out there. Seriously, if you did the math, I’m certain that there are proportionally a lot more nice people than bad people out there. If it were only dependent on that proportion, we would live in a wonderful world. And yet we don’t. Why bodes the question:… Read More Lemonisms and Donaghisms: 30 Rock’s definition of charity

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Roll up them sleeves, we’re getting down to business

OK, enough already. It’s been four days – more than enough time for Barack Obama to get down and cracking. And it’s about time that the rest of us to also get to work. First order of business: we need to figure out how, as a society, we got ourselves into this big, fat mess… Read More Roll up them sleeves, we’re getting down to business