Who We Can Be

Seekers of Awe

Awe – moments when we have a sense of wonder, an experience of mystery, that transcends our understanding. These are common experiences in human life globally. They are measurably health-giving and immunity boosting. They bring us together with others, again and again. Those are the…

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Re-educated About Our History

“What kind of country do we want to be, and what are we willing to do to achieve it?” Those powerful questions are asked by Isabel Wilkerson in the cover story of TIME magazine’s February 13/February 20, 2023 issue. I invite you to read Wilkerson’s…

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Perspective – Who We Can Be

The perspective of Who We Can Be was powerfully illustrated by the words of Hakeem Jeffries, the new House Minority Leader, when he handed over the gavel from the Democrats to the Republicans early on the morning of January 7. (Almost exactly two years after the January 6,…

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Who Can We Be As We Look Forward to 2023?

2022, like 2021 and 2020, was not an easy year in so many ways! We faced continued challenges to our warming planet and to the immediate safety of our children as evidenced by events like the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. That event, among other mass…

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Thoughtful, Committed Citizens

Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only that ever has.” …

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Protectors of Democracy

On September 17, 2022, the 235th anniversary of the day in 1787 when the Framers signed the U.S. Constitution, Attorney General Merrick Garland administered the oath of allegiance to 200 immigrants in the Great Hall at Ellis Island, the place where more than 12 million immigrants have stopped…

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