Category Archives: How to Use This Issue

How To Use This Issue (June 2017)

Living in New York, I am constantly reminded of the plight of the poor because they are all around me. I encounter panhandlers most days, and two men’s shelters are less than a mile from my home. I’ve seen men … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (March 2017)

A calling is a term we use to describe the strong urge that people feel toward a particular career, vocation or path in life. A calling to heal and comfort is why some people become doctors. A calling to inform … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (December 2016)

I like to observe how advertisers attempt to reach us as consumers, particularly during the run-up to the Christmas holiday season when television commercials, radio spots and store circulars are especially persistent. No longer are we being sold simply on … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (November 2016)

“So Much Trouble in the World” is the title of a song by reggae great Bob Marley. Lately, it has been playing in my head a lot. That’s because every time I hear a tragic news report and think, “What … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (October 2016)

Often people think that affecting change in the world requires grand gestures. But a photo that went viral on the Internet recently reminded me of how simple acts of kindness can also spark change. In the photo, Florida State University … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (September 2016)

Who do you think succeeds more—the givers or the takers? I just finished reading Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. The givers are usually the least successful. But do not despair; so, too, are … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (July/August 2016)

As summer arrives I am finishing my first year as a teacher of middle and high school students. It has not been easy, and I have discovered I have a lot to learn. It is thanks to my connection to … Continue reading

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