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Look for the light

“For there is always light,” writes poet Amanda Gorman. “If we’re brave enough to see it If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

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A union with purpose

This country isn’t pristine and it isn’t perfect, Amanda Gorman said in her poem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. We the successors of a country and a time When a skinny Black girl Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother Can dream of becoming president Only to find herself reciting for one And […]

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Dream with ambition

Kamala Harris, the first woman vice president, told girls –and boys—to dream with ambition and lead with conviction. “But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” Kamala Harris said. “And to the […]

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Open your soul

Our country needs more compassion–and more hope. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts,” President Joe Biden said in his inaugural address. “If we show a little tolerance and humility, and if we’re willing to stand in the other person’s shoes, as my mom would say, just for […]

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Love, not hate

Martin Luther King’s words are worth repeating this week. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that,” King once said.

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Make small talk

In his book On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder lists “make eye contact and small talk” as one of his ”20 lessons from the 20th century.” “This is not just polite,” Snyder explains. “It is part of being a citizen and responsible member of society. It is also a way to stay in touch with your surroundings, […]

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Stand out

In his book On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder lists “Stand out” as one of his 20 lessons from the 20th century. “Someone has to,” he explains. “It is easy to follow. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But, without that unease, there is no freedom. Remember Rosa Parks. The moment you set […]

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The truth

“To abandon facts is to abandon freedom,” says Timothy Snyder, a Yale historian and the author of On Tyranny. “If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding […]

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Tell the truth

To abandon facts is to abandon freedom,” says Timothy Snyder, a Yale historian and the author of the book On Tyranny. “If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the […]

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When love is the way

The world needs a lot less pandemic and a lot more love. “When love is the way, poverty would become history,” says Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry.  “When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay our swords and shields down by the riverside to study […]

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