Nonprofit Doc's blog

The Refuge of Community

What is the meaning of community for us; each of us, as individual persons? This question has been nagging at me since September when I attended Tamarack’s Community Change Institute in Toronto. It has come into sharper focus for me in the wake of the results of the U.S. Presidential election.

A Community Thrives in Baltimore

Today the concept of a community school is considered innovative. In the past, particularly in rural areas, the school was the center of the community. There are still some communities, where consolidation could not take hold, where it is still true.

The Bells of Christmas Eve

My Christmas Eve was always made special, however, by a mystery.

We’re Running Low on Flowers

The Mall in Columbia is 5.3 miles from my house. Three young people died there on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:15 AM in a murder/suicide. On January 27, legendary folk musician Pete Seeger died of natural causes at age 94. What do these four deaths have in common?