‘Society’ Archive

Nurses reflect humanity at its best

There are some stories I feel privileged to write. This is one of them.

MNA1Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, nurses from all over the world have traveled to the Philippines to volunteer their time and talent.

I had the pleasure of telling the story of one of those nurses, Tim Launius, RN, of Michigan.

His story underscores the ongoing and compelling need for assistance in the Philippines. Equally important, it reveals humanity at its very best.

Read my post about Tim at Eclectablog.

Harvesting fresh produce and more

Keep Growing Detroit is one of my favorite good-news stories this year.

plum_field 2I’ve been following them since I first heard about their inspiring urban gardening project at TEDMED, and am delighted to see them harvesting great things from the seeds they’ve sown.

They’re not only growing produce to serve the people of Detroit. They’re strengthening communities and giving Detroiters new sources of income.

Read what I wrote about Keep Growing Detroit’s successful year at Eclectablog.

Inspiration, made in Detroit

All over the world, people are predicting Detroit’s imminent demise. But they don’t get it, because they aren’t here to see for themselves how much good is happening in the city. They just don’t know what we’re made of.

TEDxDetroit2A day spent at TEDxDetroit, hearing the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries — from established business leaders to high school students just getting started — gave me a much-needed jolt of inspiration. Even more important, it was a welcome reminder of all the great things happening all over Detroit, where people are determined to rebuild the city. It’s already happening.

The hope is unmistakable.

I wrote about my experience at TEDxDetroit for Eclectablog. You can read all about it below.

TEDxDetroit puts positive stories about Detroit in the spotlight.

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