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Freedom’s Cost

When all is lost Something is found The final cost Is the broken bond Freedoms unraveling Of what we trust Brings a fearful thing All that is known is turned to dust When all is

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The Servant Leader

I’ve had the fortune to experience leadership from both sides of the fence, both effective and ineffective. In today’s world, so many claim to be good leaders or declare others to be good leaders, but how do we know if that’s true? Do we ask their bosses? Their subordinates? Do we compare them to history’s great leaders? Or do we judge them by their actions?

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Girl On A Train

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash We’ve decided the world needs more poetry. Here’s our first submission. Please send us yours. Select pieces may appear in this newsletter. Thanks.   Brown face, Chocolate hair, Almond

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A Humble Proposal: Open Your Heart & Mind, Get Involved Locally, Be a Trustworthy Force for Collaborative Solutions.

Each day in our news cycle we are fed a menu of conflict and polarization. One poll showed that 75 percent believe our nation is headed into a civil war with no end in sight. Trust of all things big, government, business, media, is at an all-time low. As we brace for the 2020 presidential elections these divides are poised to continue.

While that sounds bleak we don’t have to be part of it. We have a choice to communicate and collaborate with our neighbors.

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The League of Women Voters Wants You to be Ready for Election Day 2019

This year is what is sometimes called an off-year election. It’s not the presidential election, which takes place every four years, and it’s not the midterms, when we elect state and federal representatives, which take place every two years. It’s all local elections, town and county, and often the voter turnout is far below the years when the other contests take place. Some may think that these local elections are not important, when in fact they are the elections that affect our everyday lives.

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Guest Post by Jed Morey: We’re Not Here for Long. Let’s Do Better. Together.

A couple of days ago I joined the chorus of self-righteous outrage and posted the image of the now infamous MAGA hat wearing kid and Indian activist face-to-face. It’s been years since I posted anything purely political and I rarely, if ever, post something without context. But this image stuck with me. So I posted it without commentary, context or linking it to an article. Just the photo. What ensued on my wall happened all around the country on social media, at dinner tables and on television.

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Election Day Guidance from the Huntington League of Women Voters

To vote in the upcoming elections, you much get registered THIS WEEK! We are grateful to guest blogger, Judie Gorenstein of the Huntington League of Women Voters for this Election Day FAQ:Last month, we shared items we found on Gratitude and Kindness. Now, we touch on acts that naturally follow: Giving and Hope.

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