Monthly Archives: September 2021

Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #592) Me or Us?


A functioning community provides a safe place for its members to explore, learn, fail, and grow. That requires the community members to make room for aspirations beyond their own (self-centered?) biases. ~~~~~ Energy practitioners believe the fifth energy chakra—the Throat … Continue reading

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(Issue #591) Offering a Question or a Judgment?


We do not start the dialogue discounting the other person…. I’ve written before about the importance of authentic questions and the power of epistemic curiosity. They inextricably connect to one another and lead to sustained cognitive effort to learn and … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Skate Parks


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Atlantic Beach (FL) and Jacksonville Beach (FL) each offer a space for the skate enthusiasts. First, Atlantic Beach and its Oceanside Rotary Skate Park located in Jack Russell … Continue reading

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(Issue #590) 115 Years Ago


Little did they know in 1924 that, in about the time it took them to finish high school,they would enter sixteen years of sacrifice. Among the memorabilia at thee Fernandina Beach Schoolhouse Inn is a photo of the a 1924 … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Public Beach Accesses


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. I have posted a few of my (recent) favorite photos of beach sunrises. Always a peaceful and reflective time of the day to get in touch with one’s … Continue reading

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Issue #589) Fill the Gap


When we reach out to fill a gap in our community (large or small) what we do issee a need, acknowledge that need, and act to address that need. Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I saw a re-post of the … Continue reading

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