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In Memoriam: My Brother Pete

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I was five years old at the time and hardly knew my oldest brother Pete existed. I did not know his real name was Leon Sinclair, named after our Dad. Considering he was nineteen years older there was no time … Continue reading

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Kindness after Trauma

Recently I had the good fortune of helping a budding author by proofreading her manuscript, titled To Dance in the Rain, by Clare Keating.  As the subtitle states, this is “A Mother’s and Daughter’s Journey of Hope and Healing.”  They … Continue reading

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The Community of Antimony

Antimony, Utah is one of the most secluded towns in the country. Mainly a ranching community, Antimony was the last town in Utah to get electricity.  We were the beneficiaries of some noted kindness in Antimony.  The owner of the … Continue reading

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The Community of Locke

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The kindness we received at Antioch were disconnected acts from each other.  Our next stop at Locke would enfold us into a community of kindness.  To get there we put in a 32 mile day, our longest for the entire … Continue reading

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Virtues Platform Recap

Over the past few months I’ve posted virtues associated with humanity, community and kindness.  There’s one more set of virtues to share, those associated with journeying.  Here’s a recap of all the virtues.  Recall that these virtues are things that … Continue reading

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Community Garden in Locke

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Using Community Virtues to Address Serious Issues

Self-sufficiency, oneness, networks, expectations and kindness are all virtues in their own.  They all are right, how we were meant to behave starting out as an altruistic species.  They all are good, providing an immediate benefit to an individual’s quality … Continue reading

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Community Virtues – Kindness

You can find kindness anywhere, as we did when we hiked across the country.  Having said that, kindness resides where there are intimate connections and our empathy kicks in.  Kindness does not reside in the anonymity of governments, corporations or … Continue reading

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Community Virtues – Expectations

On the one hand people tend to conserve energy while on the other hand people want to belong.  The first impulse allows someone else to expend the energy necessary to get something done, while the second impulse leads one to … Continue reading

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Community Virtues – Networks

Community networks are the same as social networks.  People extend what they are capable of doing by the people with whom they connect.  In theory, everyone in a vibrant community is connected; networking entails taking advantage of those connections to … Continue reading

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