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Connections (a poem)

The crickets call me out; the air is damp and sweet.
I hear a lone bird calling in some dark distant tree.
Suddenly, the sun lights up the earth, the trees, the grass ahead of me;
Transforming all I see to a hundred shades of green.
I sit here … read more.

Civility USA: Kindness as Sacrifice and Prophetic Witness

By
Leigh Waltz, MFA

The extent of our awareness and practice of civility defines us internally and externally. At sixteen, George Washington copied 110 “rules of civility” as a penmanship exercise.(1) Later, he was known as “He-burns-the-towns” to the Iroquois.(2) George also rode hundreds of miles, … read more.