Thanksgiving Reflections: Recognizing the Meaning of the Harvest

For many generations, my extended family has owned and operated a farm in Nebraska—homesteaded by my wife’s ancestors. The farm is a tranquil place. It is fertile land where corn, wheat and other crops are planted and harvested. My wife grew up on the farm, and the property is sacred ground for our family – Read more about Thanksgiving Reflections: Recognizing the Meaning of the Harvest[…]

Crossing a Narrow Bridge TOGETHER

As summer has given way to fall, the Mason community has embraced the seasons’ change and continues to address the many challenges we faced during the spring and summer. The “syndemic” of issues, as identified by Arthur Evans, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Psychological Association, remain as we confront the Read more about Crossing a Narrow Bridge TOGETHER[…]

Celebrating the Class of 2020

May 18, 2020 Generations throughout the course of time have experienced defining moments, profoundly impacting how they lived their lives. For my grandparents it was WWI and the Spanish Flu, while my parents lived through the Great Depression and served in WWII. During my lifetime, I saw the Civil Rights Movement change our nation while Read more about Celebrating the Class of 2020[…]

Gratitude – It’s More Than a Word

April 15, 2020 Gratitude is MORE than a word. Gratitude is appreciating and respecting others for their actions and thanking them for their good deeds. The acclaimed children’s musician, Red Grammer, wrote in lyrics to his song simply entitled, Gratitude: Show a little gratitude, make someone smile It’s worth your while and easy to do Read more about Gratitude – It’s More Than a Word[…]