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Rockem Sockem Robots

Why can we not talk to each other about our differences in politics, religion, and culture? We are more similar than we choose to recognize. All sides of these topics are so hardlined that it is challenging to have a rational conversation with people. We have found ourselves in a place where we will eliminate…

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Hindsight

There’s a lot to be said for the wisdom of hindsight. Here are a few tips I learned through the years that I hope helps our younger readers. Nothing Ever Goes to Waste Are you stuck in a dead-end job twiddling your thumbs, thinking you are going nowhere? I am a firm believer that everything…

By Noor Saadeh |
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Changes in My Tribe

People in general are social beings.  From the time we are born we do not have innate instincts; we need to be nurtured, cared for, and loved.  All cultures hold, rock, coo, and sing to their infants.  Parents nourish their babies with milk and food and teach them how to bathe, walk, talk, eat, and…

By Judy Perez |
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There Is No “I” In Team

In America, we pride ourselves on our originality.  Yes, being an original is important; however, feeling like you are part of the village you live in is also a fulfilling feeling. There is no “I” in team.  It takes all of us working together to create a good life where we live in a village…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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My Life in the Village

When my children were small, I heard often that I should relish in their young moments because time flies for parents. That in the blink of an eye, those precious little faces morph into high school graduates, off to begin a young adult life. I would smile and nod while being pulled away by a…

By Sherrain Myles |

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Where, and Who, Would We Be Without Our Villages?

It takes a village to raise a child. So true. Perhaps it even takes a village to complete a human being, for without our villages, where and who would we be? Our villages start small: mom, dad, siblings and then ripples out to the extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Our neighbors can…

By Noor Saadeh |
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Rethinking Our Villages

The social splintering of the US population along economic, racial, and ethnic lines has made us keenly aware of our villages – the groups to which we belong – and will certainly prompt significant realignment. We women will need to make decisions.  Will we ally with other vulnerable groups, or will we pursue a purely…

By Beverly Hill |
African tribal women
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It Takes A Village

If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb Many of us focus on goals, efficiency, productivity.  How can we do this faster? How do we get more bang for our buck? What can be changed to create a more effective system? When we are looking at…

By Michele Gooch |
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Neighbors – It’s Complicated…What Happens When Your Neighbors Are In Need?

What does it mean to be someone’s neighbor? Is it living next door to them? Down the street from them? Is a neighbor someone you are similar to who lives in your community? Now, to take it to the next level, what do you think about when I say, ‘Love Your Neighbor as Yourself’? This…