Congressman Lewis Fought the Good Fight

Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis wears the hero label well

I am reluctant to affix labels on people, but Congressman John Lewis seems to have earned the ones I’ve heard associated with him since his death on July 17th. Considered the moral conscience of the Congress, he’s been called a fearless and tireless advocate for freedom and justice, and a man who was often surrounded by chaos but chose to be better and not bitter.

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Kindness Matters


Kindness matters, every time, all the time

Just call me a one-note Johnny. My former college president used this term to describe himself because most of his conversations—no matter where or what they started out being about, ended in the same place. For me, I have three repeat conversations—be kind, build relationships, and send mushy notes–and the more I write and advocate for this trio of behaviors, the more I know repetition never hurts.

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July is National Ice Cream Month

Chocolate Mousse

July is National Ice Cream Month—here’s another excuse to celebrate

Every summer memory I have includes ice cream, and every memory is a happy one.  July is National Ice Cream Month so first, I say thanks to the person responsible for creating it, and secondly, I say let’s get the party started! (Does it seem like I’m always trying to find a reason to celebrate? It’s true, I do.)

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