Day of Listening

I prefer to think of the day after Thanksgiving not as a day of manic consumerism, but a Day of Listening. StoryCorps proclaimed the day after Thanksgiving to be a national day of listening a few years ago. I think it’s a great idea. I celebrated Thanksgiving early because flights were much cheaper the week […]

Hope

Once in a while, I find myself reflecting on a particular fact of life: the fact that sometimes everything you’ve ever known is taken away from you in an instant. You have no say in the matter as you watch your past and future crumble before you in slow motion. The pieces deteriorate into a […]

Sticks and Stones

I watched the documentary Bully last night. The film follows a few children and families who have been faced with bullying, including two families whose children committed suicide because of bullying. An overarching theme of the film was that school administrators are no help. This is highly disturbing. Yes, it’s true that “kids will be […]

Getting My Hands Dirty

Yesterday I volunteered at a rooftop farm called Higher Ground Farm. It’s run by two people (a very nice couple), and they started planting tomatoes, herbs, and greens this past July.                   Even though I don’t know much about gardening, I enjoy volunteering for gardening projects because […]