Tag Archives: volunteerism

A national cemetery to honor Peace Corps volunteers


  On this Flag Day 2015, I think the time is long past overdue for our nation to honor those who have stood strong for the cause of peace through volunteering with the Peace Corps and other similar organizations. Their minimum … Continue reading

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A poetic and appropriate legacy


After a tough week saying goodbye to my stepfather, I returned home today. It is hard for me to believe that just two weeks ago we were returning with my youngest son from our fun-filled adventure in N. California and … Continue reading

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Pedal-powered recycling for those in need


Saturday morning (4/28/12) I was honored to volunteer for several hours with my friends from MSU Bikes and Share-a-Bike to receive donated bicycles for recycling at the local Spring Recycling Event. Bicycles were just one item, among many, that were being … Continue reading

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Friday night at the food bank – a sobering reminder


It was 4:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Snowflakes were drifting down and there was already a line of 50 people waiting outside the North Lansing Police Precinct gymnasium in the February cold for food. Some of them had already been there … Continue reading

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A heartfelt relay of love


Yesterday (Jan. 14th), one of my sons and I drove several hours in and our of snow showers to Benton Harbor, Michigan to meet another car that was coming there from Munster, Indiana. The purpose of our trip to Benton … Continue reading

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