I heard my daughter speaking with my wife the other day. My wife is always busy, so most conversations happen on speaker phone. My daughter, a young, successful twenty-something, was telling my wife she was adjusting her intake of online content, social media, etc. She was doing it for “her own mental health”, recognizing that […]
My perspectives on race were formed at a very young age on athletic fields and in gyms. I remember being 10 years old playing youth football on a team called the Azzarelli Colts in Kankakee, IL. We had a drill we would do. Two guys stand side by side, and a running back tried to […]
Much has been written about the changing nature of the workplace and the market demands of fulfilling the needs of distributed workers, the need for employers to attract knowledge workers, and town design that thwarts rather than supports sprawl by bringing the neighborhood and workplace together. The Town Builders Collaborative (TBC) represents leading edge thinkers […]
Do Kids Walk An Hour Each Way To School Anymore? Enjoy this story from Casa de Luz, our ministry partner in Honduras…..
I remember my parents telling me stories of how their parents walked to school for hours through the snow with no shoes on, holding baked potatoes in their hands to stay warm, which they then ate for lunch! Yea, right….I used to think. I am now inspired by those stories, like I am inspired by […]
Change of seasons brings on change of schedules. In my house, we integrate 6 different schedules into a cohesive family unit. It actually looks more like the workings off a beehive or ant hill, with all the frantic coming and going. There are school activities, church activities, sports activities, work activities, social activities, home activities…that’s […]
The answer is…….kind of…….. 15 years ago we set out to build quality relationships in neighborhoods. Integrating a spiritual component was foundational to creating the type of relationships among residents that would last and go deeper than current typical neighborhood relationships. At first, our challenges were focused on how to integrate a church in […]