Category Archives: Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Stories to inoculate us against despair: starting with stories from my 70th birthday party

Invitation to a Storytelling Party: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This post is the context for the stories that will follow in this blog and on social media. Context: My 70th birthday is coming up in November.  Last year my sons said they would support anything I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Remembering the MLK Weekend, April 6, 1968

MLK Weekend, April 6, 1968 49 years ago, I participated in a history- and life-changing event on the West Side of Chicago. I was 19 years old, in my second year at the University of Iowa, and traveled with my … Continue reading

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The Making of an Ordinary Revolutionary, Part 3

While the water project was progressing, we also initiated economic and social projects. Since I had a degree and a passion for education, I was assigned to start the preschool. I spoke no Arabic, so I managed to get a … Continue reading

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