Monthly Archives: July 2021

Community Bright Spots! Beaches Habitat Housing


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2019, Beaches Habitat for Humanity (Atlantic Beach, FL) and its dedicated volunteers and community leaders celebrated the completion of OceanGate, a 70-home community of multifamily homes. A … Continue reading

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(Issue #583) The 7Rs and Public Health


Public health is a community good that connects each of The 7 Rs. |How can we remain good stewards for our community? Over the eleven-year history of this blog, seven values have repeated themselves. The same seven interrelated concepts provided … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Parks (Neptune Beach, FL)


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Last week I focused on a few of the parks in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. This week we stroll to our neighboring community of Neptune Beach, Florida–nestled between Atlantic … Continue reading

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(Issue #582) When Strangers Become Friends and Friends Become Strangers


“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” ~attributed to Donna Roberts “I once had a best friend who is now a stranger.” ~Author Unknown We’ve heard it. We might have … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Parks (Jacksonville Beach, FL)


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Last week I focused on a few parks in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Today we move a couple miles down the beach to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Just a few … Continue reading

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(Issue #581) Curiosity


Without curiosity we become a little duller and a little dimmer. Ian Leslie’s book Curious reminds us that to be curious we have to first realize there are things we do not know—which requires us to ask questions about our … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Parks (Atlantic Beach, FL)


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. Atlantic Beach, FL has an array of parks scattered throughout the city. Some host sporting events or playground areas. Others serve as quiet places for retreat, reflection, and … Continue reading

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(Issue #580) What if Teachers….


It comes down to seeing the person as someone in need of what you have to offer. And finding a respectful many in which to connect with that individual. After my most-recent experience with a repairman not returning phone calls, … Continue reading

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