Perpetual Good – Building Lasting Community – The Story of Sunnyhills – Part 2

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." This quote by Coretta Scott King accurately sums up the spirit and action of those people who not only believed that different races could live together in unity, they created their community around that ideal. Years after the community …

Perpetual Good – Building Lasting Community – The Story of Sunnyhills – Part 1

American history from the 1950's and 1960's is full of images of civil rights conflicts, and as many marches for equality as there were, there were an equal number of protests against fair and equal treatment of citizens of African descent. One notable story involves a little girl, Ruby Bridges who by entering William Frantz …

Perpetual Good – The Good of Taking Action

Our phones are wonderful, because they can tell us how much time we spend ingesting information. News and social media provide us with so much content, we can't keep up, and it can be a full time job taking in and regurgitating the content and opinions that we receive on a daily basis. The unfortunate …

Secondary Schooling: Lessons From a Flashcard

Over the past few years, I have, on and off, immersed myself in Chinese language and culture. At one point, I seriously considered moving to Hong Kong, but that's a story for another time. I appreciate learning in any form, and gaining insight into things that come from different perspectives. Something that I may have …

Darkness Can’t…

Somewhere between 365 and 610 million miles away from us, in the vast expanse of space, lies a planet with 4 of its moons still visible… Amidst all that darkness… literally millions and millions of miles of darkness, light still shines. I read a tweet today about someone being overwhelmed and depressed over all the …

Not Just an “A”. So Much More…

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to accompany one of my best friends to Beijing, China for 2 weeks of… well, a lot of hanging out and doing nothing 😉 . We had certain expectations going in that he would be busy for a good part of the day, but we would have …

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