Tag Archives: citizen

Never doubt the compassion of strangers

I adore walking outside in the gorgeous summer months.  During my daily outdoor endeavors I often pass runners and cyclists, parents with children, humans with pups.  I smile at each of these beings, and continue on my merry way. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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#10: Go on a peace walk

When I was a child, my mom was very active in a church community.  As a result, my sister and I attended weekly Sunday School classes, participated in Vacation Bible School each summer, and stayed at sleep-away church camp when … Continue reading

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#3: Volunteer with Project Homeless Connect

I have written before about how my mom had my sister and I volunteering at very young ages.  At 3 and 5 years old, my sister and I were riding along with my mom as she delivered meals to shut-ins.  (I … Continue reading

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#79: Try cheese curds

Every environment has its peculiarities.  Fifteen years ago, when I moved to the state I now call home, I had to learn the quirks of my new locale.  It wasn’t long before I realized that a sizable population of the … Continue reading

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#42: Visit the State Capitol building

A few days ago I was having lunch with a friend, and the topic of travel surfaced in our conversation.  She shared some stories from Mexico, and I spoke of my love for cities.  I’ve had the good fortune to … Continue reading

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#15: Participate in National Night Out

Ten years ago this month, my sweetie and I moved in our current home. Within a few weeks we had met our immediate neighbors, and over the next few months I made an effort to stop and chat with a … Continue reading

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#4: Read the Declaration of Independence

I was an excellent student throughout the bulk of my academic career. While not super-crazy-smart like many of my friends, I possessed enough intelligence to do well in educational realms – provided I added considerable effort to the mix. From … Continue reading

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