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This week I started writing my daily blog posts with the premise that there is a lot of work to go around in developing robust, active, engaging communities where people really stick to each other. 510 more words


In the moment

The worst injury is feeling you don’t belong so much
to you –
– Claudia Rankine, Citizen, An American Lyric

Several times this week, I heard friends and colleagues say that I looked calm and content.

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Filament, filament, filament

A noiseless patient spider,
I marked where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
Marked how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
It launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, …

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All that I remember

I saw the whole of Baltimore
From May until December;
Of all the things that happened there
That’s all that I remember.

– Countée Cullen (1903-1946), …

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We cannot move forward

How ready are we to address the sources of racism, acknowledge the effects of racism, and change both for good?

This past weekend, my friend Rudy laid out the history of race and racism is simple and elegant terms.

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Throw away your list

The person you long for – the answer to your prayers – is probably right in front of you. He just doesn’t look like the man of your dreams.

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The joy of having tried

We are already quite good at creating many things we want in our lives, but have we achieved the diversity of friends and associates that we want?

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