Six participants, racing in two teams of three people, were the first homeless women and men from St. Vincent de Paul Village to join in the triathlon.
I could not imagine doing anything else with my life now other than being a public servant in some form or fashion.
Even freedom of thought, as Hypatia tragically found out, is sometimes difficult to exercise. Striking a balance between freedom and responsibility is no easy task.
Facts alone are too distant and cold; when facts and emotion combine to produce a story, people will act.
Is there a better advertisement for the U.S., for peace among all people, for why Muslims should reject the idea of Americans as bigoted, than those two kids mindlessly sailing along the beach?
Truthfulness and the will for consciousness evolution, raw yet kind by the compassionate innateness of being all pervading, this final frontier is exploding into actual being.
All too often, because folks don't know what to do, they do nothing! Even to the extent of avoiding the family out of fear.
One of the hallmarks of modern life in the U.S. is the complete lack of shame for acts and words that in previous times would have landed you in jail, or at least ostracized from the community.
You know what I mean, that feeling deep down inside your gut that you NEVER talk about. Why not? Who told you you couldn't?
Gen Yers are willing to take risks and think outside the box. In fact, "the box" never existed for them.
No one truly chooses to be homeless. The answer: provide services for homeless people where they are.
The youth-motored foster care movement, at the cusp of its greatest triumph thus far, stares across a budgetary chasm that threatens to derail decades of hard work.
Envy is truly a daisy chain. Everyone has someone they are more successful, and less successful, than.
Was it simply that as long as I told myself I was making a contribution to others, then my own life had meaning?
The first caveat to The Golden Rule is that it must be applied to one's self first and then to others.
It's as if I've thawed some during this summer's heat and with the warmth of the years. I'm not so rigid or prickly anymore, and I see more clearly that the events around me aren't just about me.