What Is Our Duty As Citizens?

In the run-up to elections, there’s always a lot of public exhortations to vote as part of our civic duty.   Fair enough.  But let’s also look at the history of the words for citizen and civic.   The root of the word citizen is civic, which means someone who lives in a

Create Your Community

In a time when incivility seems to be on the rise, recently I had an interesting conversation with a bank employee. She told me two stories from her ‘hood.   She was at a local, non-chain eatery recently with her Latina neighbor and her neighbor’s special needs child. Nearby diners started making derogatory