I know that at some point I will have to quit my resistance to indoor exercise routines, but so far, I’ve managed to come up with some ways to help keep me physically active outdoors.
We live in a time of great political turmoil, when the trends of the previous century — the expansion of voting rights, the extension of civil liberties, the broadening of the belief that all Americans are entitled to opportunity — are threatened with reversal. Whatever the course of these political battles, the founders’ challenge couldn’t be clearer: Whether this remains a nation of promise to all is up to us.
"Praying can be intimidating, and our history of making prayer obligatory and reverent hasn’t been particularly helpful, in my view. ... I would encourage us to view prayer as simply a conversation with God, or Jesus if that is more comfortable. You can pray to the Holy Spirit too, or Mother Earth, for that matter."
“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.”
Regardless of their ideological hue, people all have their exceptions, places where they want government to expand — the military or health care or basic R & D or critical infrastructure. Add those up, and you get a government that never stops growing.
Not only can Community Education help you achieve your personal goals, it may also be an opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable friendships as well!
All the best in 2022. Let’s make it the best year ever.
This job offers something new every day, but no matter the story, we aim to do our best.
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In so many ways, this column kept me going. Kind messages and emails from readers kept me afloat. They kept my head above water at a time when I wasn’t sure whether I’d drown or not.
We live in a country that was designed to allow us to debate the question and to find common ground so we could move forward. In a sense, the common good in America is the opportunity to define the common good. Together.