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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Big news out of the White House just now and a big step forward toward humane treatment of juveniles serving time in federal prisons. President Obama has signed an executive order banning solitary confinement of prisoners under the age of 18. According to the Washington Post, this order will affect approximately 10,000 inmates. Here’s the […]

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Clean drinking water is flowing into Flint, Michigan again thanks to volunteers and celebrities like Cher. Flint’s tap water became contaminated with lead after the city switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River as a water source, which caused lead to leach out of pipes last year. The federal government announced a disaster […]

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When I was first cutting my teeth in the newspaper business, my editors sent me out on “house ends,” visits to homes where I would interview families of interest because something very bad of interest had happened to them. It was the late 1960s and many of these house ends were the result of the […]

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Saved by an angel

I thought this was fascinating. I had a similar experience once: When actor Richard Dreyfuss crashed his Mercedes-Benz two-seater on Benedict Canyon Dr. in Los Angeles in 1982, authorities noted the actor would probably have been killed had he not been wearing a seat belt. But here’s the thing. In those days, Dreyfuss never wore […]

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I just love this! If teens already have a hard time with positive body image and self-esteem, imagine how they feel going through the drudgery of chemotherapy or a long hospital stay, possibly losing their hair or a limb, and always giving up their individual freedom. Hospitals have many volunteers and programs to amuse little […]

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Here, I need a good news fix

When an eight-year-old girl worried Santa might not bring enough toys for all the kids at the hospital, she decided to become his helper. Sadie Keller launched her own toy drive and delivered nearly 1,300 toys to kids at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas before Christmas. GET LOTS of GOOD NEWS DELIVERED WITH OUR […]

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The ham of God

Anne Lamott asks what to do about despair: After we got off the phone, I ate a few birthday chocolates. Then I asked God to help me be helpful. It was the first time that day that I felt my prayers were sent, and then received — like e-mail. I tried to cooperate with grace, […]

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Hey! Unto you a child is born!

But as far as I’m concerned, Mary is always going to look a lot like Imogene Herdman – sort of nervous and bewildered, but ready to clobber anyone who laid a hand on her baby. And the Wise Men are always going to be Leroy and his brothers, bearing ham. When we came out of […]

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Go read it, it made me cry

We have been trained to be cynical and hopeless, which is easy to do with a steady stream of bad news. But if we don’t pay attention, we miss the many good, creative people who are doing such wonderful things! Watch the stories like this: JENNINGS, Mo. — School districts don’t usually operate homeless shelters […]

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I didn’t really doubt that she would be inundated with cards! Thousands of people have fulfilled an eight-year-old’s wish for Christmas cards – and also donated $300,000 for her future. Safyre Terry survived an arson attack on her upstate New York home two years ago that killed the rest of her family. She has endured […]

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