Category Archives: Community

List: Things Kids Can Do After a Natural Disaster

Kids can be a powerful force for good in hard times. Continue reading

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The Symphony

It was glorious. If you have never been, go. Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Community, Cooperation, creativity, Culture, Music, Symphony | 7 Comments

On Gun Violence in America

What we need in this country is not the fevered doubling-down of our respective opinions on this issue. What we need is education, empathy, and effective enforcement of our current laws. Continue reading

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R & R In New England

Wander through New England with me…. Continue reading

Posted in America, American History, Architecture, Art, baptist, beauty, Boston, Chocolate, church, Community, Culture, Diversity, Food, Free Speech, Freedom, Liberty, Museums, New England, photography, politics, progress, Rhode Island, Roots, time, Travel, wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Rodalena Reflects: Lessons from Atticus

Empathy and critical thinking are risks. They often require one to act… Continue reading

Posted in baptist, Books, childhood, Community, Controversy, courage, Debate, Empathy, faith, Freedom, Fundamentalism, Guns, Homeschooling, honesty, Liberalism, Liberty, Life Lessons, Personal Responsibility, politics, Questions, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality, To Kill a Mockingbird, Truth | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Strong Lasting Impressions

The news may be terrible, but we can change it with some courage, and a bit of grace. Continue reading

Posted in Autism, beauty, childhood, Community, compassion, courage, current events, Empathy, Grace, Language of Flowers, orchids, pain, Parenting, perseverance, photography, pop culture, Quotations, Strength | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

It Ain’t Right

…and that’s all I have to say about that.

Posted in America, Community, Controversy, current events, death, justice, Media, politics, Racism, To Kill a Mockingbird, Trayvon Martin | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The New Stone Bench in Florida

The bench is a monument. To Atheism. Continue reading

Posted in America, atheism, Christianity, Community, compassion, Controversy, Culture, current events, Freedom, Jesus, religion | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Focus Power

For Oklahoma, for Zach’s family, and for you and me… Continue reading

Posted in America, beauty, Cancer, childhood, Community, courage, current events, death, Empathy, Encouragement, Grief, happiness, Life Lessons, Music, Natural Disasters, politics, Spiritual Growth, Storms, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


I saw a lot of signs yesterday, but I don’t think we can fix this one with signs. Continue reading

Posted in America, Biblical interpretation, Christianity, Community, compassion, Conservatism, Controversy, Culture, current events, facebook, family, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Grace, humility, Jesus, King James Bible, Liberalism, Liberty, love, Media, politics, pop culture, Privacy, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments