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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
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
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
Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading
This week’s blog post draws on the sixth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Taking time to consider, ponder, remember, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate the various connections of life. It sounds logical, commonsensical, and a … Continue reading
This week’s blog post draws on the third core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Discover and use RESOURCES to increase chances for progress, growth, learning, and connections. “Knowledge is power.” But if acquired knowledge is … Continue reading
No matter how far-sighted leaders may be on an issue, if they cannot connect to the emotional responses of their constituents, relevance is missed and opportunity squandered. This past week I attended and spoke at our city commission meeting. The … Continue reading