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Family Through Friends, Friends Through Neighborhood

Family Through Friends, Friends Through Neighborhood

I have recently begun the discussion of community, neighborhood and sense of belonging.  For me, these concepts are continuously illustrated by memories of my grandparents and, more recently, a very real situation involving my grandmother.  She turned 90.  Yep the big...
Creating Community Connection

Creating Community Connection

I still remember walking into Big Red, a hole in the wall in small town Nebraska, with my grandfather on a Saturday morning.  The smell was that of strong black coffee and my grandfather’s Old Spice cologne.  Gary, the owner, would greet everyone that walked through...