A Community Thrives in Baltimore

Despite both the reality and perceptions of Baltimore, Maryland, there is at least one place with a deep, thriving sense of community.

Community Needs Assessment or Community Understanding?

I have a tolerate/hate relationship with community needs assessments. I really wanted to write that I have a love/hate relationship with them but that would be dishonest. I do not love them at all, but I do understand their importance and will tolerate them…barely. In fact, I have designed them, conducted them, and used them … Read more

We’re Running Low on Flowers

The Mall in Columbia is 5.3 miles from my house. ┬áThree young people died there last Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:15 AM in a murder/suicide. This morning I awakened to the news on my local National Public Radio station that legendary folk musician Pete Seeger died yesterday, January 27, of natural causes at age … Read more

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