Category Archives: Community

Community Bright Spots! Neighborhood Schools


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. The public elementary schools pictured below have helped build a sense of community at our beaches. Note: Atlantic Beach Elementary (ABE) was built during the Great Depression … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Outdoor Murals


Atlantic Beach, FL initiated a murals project in 2021. You can read about it here. A few of the pieces of the artwork appear on this page. All photos taken by Steve Piscitelli (The Growth and Resilience Network®). More information … Continue reading

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(Issue #575) Eleven Years Ago


As you look at the titles and snippets below, has the past informed the present? What have we learned and what do we still need to master—or at least face? On May 31, 2010, I sat in an Austin hotel … Continue reading

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(Issue #569) Stayca


On August 22, 1998, The Florida Times-Union (Shorelines) published an article of mine titled “Best Vacations Are Those At Comfortable, Easy-to-Reach Sites.” In that article, I described a virtual vacation (a Staycation) my wife I and took right here in … Continue reading

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(Issue #568) Community As A Pathway To Dreams


One’s dreams, goals, desires, and vision, connect to one’s overall journey. NOTE: Below is an excerpt from my book Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019, pp. 85-87). As an example of finding pathways and agency to a goal, … Continue reading

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(Issue #543) How Will You Remain Vigilant?


How will community be sustained? Will core values change? [For this week’s post, I pull from a recent book of mine (2019; p. xxix). Deals with community, complacency, and challenge. Seemed appropriate.] Have you ever been part of a community … Continue reading

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(Issue #500) 2019: A Year of Gratitude


NOTE: This week’s issue marks the 500th consecutive week that I have posted on this blog. That equates to about nine years and seven months. Or nearly 115 months. In keeping with today’s topic of gratitude, thank you for following, … Continue reading

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(Issue #490) Calling for Deliberative Dialogues. 


Acknowledge common ground to build a more unified and proactive community. Every day we find ourselves bombarded by lots of talking.  When fortunate, we get to hear and engage in real conversations. Speaking, listening, questioning, listening, responding, questioning, listening, and … Continue reading

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(Issue #487) Community Resilience Through Affordable and Sustainable Home Ownership


We have the know-how in the world to house everyone. We have the resources in the world to house everyone. All that is missing is the WILL to do it. -Millard Fuller Check this out for synchronicity. My most recent … Continue reading

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(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges


Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading

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