No words

In the last weeks, we've seen bombs. We've seen explosions. We've seen natural disasters. We're overwhelmed. Some say there are no words. But there are, and we have to find them. Those of us looking from the outside in, feeling the shock and pain of people we don't even know, owe it to those wracked... Continue Reading →

Thunder and birdsong

Booming thunder woke me this morning, punctuated by sharp cracks and the rapid-firing report of driving rain. It seemed a fitting follow-up to the previous day's explosions at the Boston Marathon. In the middle of nature's protest, I heard something else. Sheltered by a canopy of budding leaves, a cardinal sat in the tree outside... Continue Reading →

Take heart

In a conference room, educators, administrators, and parents meet at a table. Suddenly, in the midst of their discussion, gunfire erupts nearby. At the moment of recognition, some reflexively dive for cover, while others spring from their seats and head toward danger. I can't shake this image. What makes some people instinctively jump into the... Continue Reading →

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