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There are many joys experienced in marriage and fatherhood, but I’ve found that an incidental one is the social respectability that goes with them.  A man sitting alone on a park bench could be Ted Bundy, but put a wife and kids around him and he becomes Mike Brady.   612 more words


James S. Luckey Community Impact (December 2012)

In 1982, my mother at the age of twenty immigrated to America from Sweden. The one thing that fascinated her was this country’s vibrant civic culture, characterized by volunteers involving themselves in the affairs of their communities. 955 more words

Houghton College

Real-Life "Hunger Games": Soft Oppression Destroys the Poor

Social capital, what’s that? The built-up support networks of families and individuals that help maintain and order their lives. Family ties, community ties — with organizations like churches, schools, and voluntary associations that once were more common parts of everyone’s lives. 3,252 more words