December 2018

“Individual faults and fragilities are no excuse to give in, and no exemption from the common obligation to give of ourselves. Today, more than ever before, I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to Read More

Hope in a Time of Uncertainty – 2018

2018 has seen a relentless attack against vital and valued American institutions and principles: the FBI; Department of Justice; the rule of law; and the greatest assault on truth in recent history.  

Who would have imagined that most of it would come from a U.S. Read More

Homeless but Not Helpless

In a time of domestic chaos and conflict, CBS On the Road correspondent Steve Hartman updates his yearly story about Secret Santa… with twist, (Dec. 14).

photo credit: CBS News

“A lot of people ignore the homeless, but folks rushing past Moses Elder might regret … Read More

$2 Million, $100 at a Time

Repeated every year by CBS News’ reporter Steve Hartman, this is one story of character and compassion I never get tired of.

One very wealthy and very grateful gentleman travels the country and hands out $100 to individuals in need.

CBS News cameras capture the … Read More

Just in Time for Christmas!

No, it’s not the latest Hallmark Christmas movie. It’s a new game from Parker Brothers that you and the whole family can be engaged and enraged in this holiday season.

You know there’s a culture shift in the zeitgeist when toy company Hasbro — through … Read More

On the Side of Hope

In 2017, the United Nations convened a conference which resulted in The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

In 2017, the Nobel committee awarded The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – better known as ICAN – its coveted Peace prize for their … Read More

P.M. Forni, the early Italian Literature professor who asked all of us to choose civility, died earlier this month at his Maryland home.

As a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Forni help found The Civility Project whose aim was to examine the importance of … Read More