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Why SS Is Not "Broke" And How The Trust Fund Works

For at least two decades the “very serious people” in Washington have insisted that the Social Security system is “broke”. They’ve been screaming “bankrupt, bankrupt I tell you!” for so long that unfortunately an entire generation of young people and even middle aged workers are convinced that Social Security won’t be there for them when they retire. 2,065 more words

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Black Women's Roundtable Report: Black Women in the U.S.


Black Women in the United States, 2015, continues the Black Women’s Roundtable’s (BWR) annual inquiry into the challenges and triumphs of Black women across the U.S.   161 more words


Myth Busting the Fears of Social Security and Medicare Insolvency

On April 1, 2015 I’m presenting at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B sixth annual Judith J. Wahlberg Lecture.  I’ll be taking another whack at these zombie ideas that Social Security and/or Medicare are unsustainable, that they’re going BANKRUPT, and that we must cut benefits now to prevent cutting benefits later.   55 more words


Biblical Storytelling

Here is something new that isn’t really all that new to “try” – biblical storytelling.

I am part of a liturgical biblical storytelling troupe, whose members “tell” the gospel story (or another of the lectionary text) each week during worship. 332 more words

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Public Art Salon: What Else is a Bench for?

All photos in this post by Zharia Gittens-Carle, age 13

Snow, on the first day of Spring, did not keep people from attending the second Public Art Salon. 412 more words

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Words matter - A natural revolution...in words

Words matter that is why i share concerns of Mike Collins  in a recent blog he wrote about A natural revolution…in words. It is about why we should be concerned that Key nature terms have been cut from latest Oxford Junior Dictionary. 11 more words

Asking Questions ‘Worthy of the person you can become’ - Jillian Yoder

In her work, ‘Big Questions, Worthy Dreams,’ (2000) author Sharon Daloz Parks calls attention to the significance of the young adult years and the essence of mentoring environments in the development of meaning and faith. 735 more words