Not Silent, But Unheard

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My grandmother and I have never had a conversation. Not because she isn’t alive⁠—she very much is, and lives nestled in the foothills of Belagavi, Karnataka, India, some 3000 miles away. My grandmother, Parvati Patil, is 79 years old. She … Continued

Remembering Ms. Velma Perry: A Tribute

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The Jackson Center’s motto is without the past, you have no future.  Ms. Velma embodied this more than almost anybody I’ve ever met.  In fact, I’ll never forget my first town council meeting with Ms. Velma (which I should note … Continued

Stories that move us

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Stories. What are the stories we tell? What are the stories that nourish us? What are the stories that remind us of who we are? What we stand for? What generations have stood for? Shared over a meal. Sung in … Continued