We remember how far we've come to have the ordinary join this date again. And we bear witness largely by living intentional lives, created anew from the rubble.
We're used to seeing images of death and destruction in the movies because death and destruction Hollywood-style is comfortably fictionalized. But, today, the footage is documentary, and the death and destruction is real.
Bearing witness to a deceased loved one is about doing whatever it takes for you to feel that you have done your part to preserve and honor his or her memory.
When we bear witness, we lovingly give our attention to the other without judgment. When we allow another to bear witness to us, we give ourselves the freedom to be known.
When it comes to the fight over financial reform, Democrats are making the same mistake they did with health care: failing to put the effect reform would have on the lives of real Americans front and center.
Increasing population pressure in many nations is destroying, directly or indirectly, vitally important carbon storage systems on our planet.
An ear, a meal, a conversation, a strategy, a small but much needed service at the right time--isn't that what we all can give?
This wasn't the usual group of activists rallying for health care reform--it was a 21st century version of the Over the Hill Gang, although there were no wheelchairs or walkers in sight.
The Mad As Hell Doctors are a group of physicians who are spending September driving from Portland to Washington, D.C., seeking a meeting with President Obama.
Michael Moore has always had a remarkable feel for targeting the zeitgeist. He's done it again with his new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, a withering indictment of the current economic order.