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Oasis changing lives through football.


Oasis Founder Clifford Martinus has a contagious passion for sport and community. This is evident in the work done at Oasis Place with his belief that the connection to a team, fair play and sport can support an individual in overcoming the odds, both personal and social. This South African non-profit creates positive personal development opportunities for youth from marginalised backgrounds.

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Look for the Light

"If we do not believe that something positive and larger than ourselves can be created from the deaths and destruction of 9/11, then we have only anger, pain, or bitterness to sustain us in our recollections of that day." -- September 12, 2011

Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty

John de Graaf is currently directing a new film about America’s champion of beauty in public policy.  Stewart Udall was Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.  As such, he was the lead advocate for many of the most important environmental laws we now take for granted.

A Divided Country

Annie Searle writes about A Divided Country. A significant number of Americans continue to believe that the presidential election was “stolen” from former President Trump and that the current administration is bogus. What does that mean for the rest of us?                                                       


PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – JULY 2021

This is our beauty issue. We offer the works of several fine writers who take us on a journey to think about the world we live in.

God Bless America: A Different Kind of Love Story

I wrote God Bless America in 1980, when America was in a mess much like today’s mess, and not long after the Ray of Hope generated by the American hockey team’s improbable run to the Olympic gold medal. I had been trying for years to write something that put into perspective my experiences in the war, the war itself, and the condition of our country. I was especially interested in trying to put into words for a non-veteran reader a description of the Something that happens in war, a Something that can, unless one is careful, transform the heart into a stone; a Something which, even if one is careful, you must deal with and take control of if you are ever to fully return home.I hoped that in the process of so doing I would find the language that would help me understand what had happened to me. In multiple attempts over multiple years I had failed miserably to write what I was trying to write. Then one day, after seeing a commercial for Contac cold capsules, which were small capsules full of little tiny time pills, I got the idea for the opening line and for the piece’s metaphor; and then the piece flowed out.  - Joe Puggelli