How Regular Americans are Taking Control

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. ~Fred Rogers The government can do all sorts of terrible … Continue reading How Regular Americans are Taking Control

How One Little Girl Brightened A Million Days

This is the story of a little girl who inspired millions. Last week, a man was having a horrible, terrible, no-good-very-bad morning. He boarded his regular commuter train, slumped down at his usual spot, and looked out the window. Soon enough, he noticed a little girl holding some paper shopping bags get onto the train. … Continue reading How One Little Girl Brightened A Million Days

Keep the Golden Door Open

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants. ~Jorge Ramos Remember high school? It was probably … Continue reading Keep the Golden Door Open

Don’t Ask Why. Ask Why Not.

Citizens working together are more powerful than US Attorneys. And presidents. ~Preet Bharara Note: Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on October 31, 2017; its message  felt especially relevant this week. I hope it reminds you just how much your daily contributions matter, and how powerful we are when we … Continue reading Don’t Ask Why. Ask Why Not.

We Can All Make Lemonade

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~Vincent Van Gogh Lulu loved lemonade stands. She loved selling fresh-squeezed lemonade from an adorable stand perched at the end of her driveway. She used the money she earned to buy the kinds of things that ten-year-old girls want. That is, until her … Continue reading We Can All Make Lemonade