My 1000 Small Steps

Hope and Meaning

One year ago I shared the Prayer of St Francis, also known as the Prayer of Peace, with the hope that it provide perspective for the tumultuous year we had experienced. I want to share this prayer again to help provide hope and meaning as we end 2018. I just finished listening to the On…

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The Choices We Make

Shortly before her death in 1962, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote: “The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people. It is not so much the powerful leaders that determine our destiny as the much more…

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Our Greatest Existential Threat

The Season 5 Premier of Madam Secretary concluded with an amazing speech by Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord played by Téa Leoni. I share excerpts from her speech for this month’s blog. “…What is an even greater threat than nuclear weapons? That which makes the use of them possible: hate. Specifically, the blind hatred one group…

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What You Do Today

President Obama’s eulogy for John McCain on September 1, 2018 included these thought-provoking words from For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. (This quote was one of McCain’s favorites.) “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that…

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Journalists Are Not the Enemy

Thursday morning, August 16, the editorial pages of more than 350 newspapers around the United States were filled with arguments in support of a free and independent press in response to a call from The Boston Globe’s editorial board to confront President Trump’s recent attacks on the media.Thursday afternoon, the U.S.…

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Perspective and Hope

It has been overwhelming to listen to the news over the past month – immigrant children cruelly separated from their parents at our border with Mexico, decisions by the Supreme Court, and the resignation of a Supreme Court justice that opens the door for the president’s next appointment. This justice will likely make decisions…

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