Rethink, don’t give up

At some point along the journey, we all get discouraged. Ideas shut down, plans canceled, people backing out, clients not paying. Many people quit, or have their future work affected negatively. I’ve seen this happen to others. I’ve been in scenarios where the option of giving up or leaving comes up — but it’s never […]

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Only a dollar to keep him going

Getting out of the subway, after a long day of class and work leaving me half asleep, a man approaches me in the darkness of the city street. Walking slowly, hunched over, the older man quietly asks me, “Please, do you have a dollar?” Stopped in my quest of rushing home to sleep, I immediately […]

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All you need is Peace

Youth promoting peace as activists today Winning Submission for Project Ploughshares contest for the 2009 Global Youth Assembly Have you ever been at peace? Some believe peace is simply the absence of war. Yes, war is treacherous battle and conflict. But when there is no war, is there peace? Suffering continues; oppression, discrimination, disrespect and […]

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World Youth Day witness talk

September 14, 2008 at St. Marguerite d’Youville Church Everyone wants to reach, or at least taste what it feels like, to be at a state of happiness, harmony, contentment, and paradise. Attending Catholic schools and church all my life, I was taught that this state is reached by becoming closer to God. Despite my participation […]

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