An ode to Hayden Brumbeloe

I never met Hayden Brumbeloe, but I like the cadence of his name.   He grew up in a working-class town not far from Abilene, Texas under a hot dry sun in a land most often noted for the way it was depicted in the classic film The Last Picture Show.    


Homeless in America

We are gathering photos from all over the country, from towns, cities and rural areas to show the graphic and gritty range of the new homelessness.


Is a fascist movement developing here?

After Joe Biden won the presidential election, there has been a proliferation of right-wing Trump rallies. Is this a movement to discredit our democratic institutions?


What's happening with Small Business?

The last time we covered small business was in May 2020. What’s happening now?


Telling the stories of the pandemic

In the coming year, we expect many new small businesses to come out of the gate. And we will be here, cheering them on. We are committed to telling the stories of small businesses who are pressing on in the face of great adversity.


“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” –Virgil

I've been reading more about the sacrifices that Americans made without much hesitation during World War II. Many of those sacrifices can be traced to President Roosevelt’s powerful fireside chats (1933-1944), for which families gathered around a radio to listen.


Comfort …the things that sustain us

This holiday season, I am unable to be with my daughters due to the pandemic, so I wrote a list of the many ways we can find comfort....

 


“Okay, Karen”

Karen is not new. I have been dealing with Karen working with the public since as long as I can remember. My first Karen I can recall was when I was just 15 years old...