life stages

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Turn a Neighborhood into a Community

It’s a gift to take an action that begins to turn your neighborhood of individuals into a community. A web of people who know something more than one another’s faces. Think, act, enjoy. The gift of community has 360 degree impact. The origin of the word “community” comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, … Neighbors […]

The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily Dickinson)? No chance to see anyone under 40. How about an […]

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]