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Why We Like Gardens

It is very good to be back together in school. As students returned I was excited that Jessica Simpkins and other volunteers were able to tend the Gryphon Garden over the summer months. They had hoped the students could return to enjoy harvesting a few th ...

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STEM, STEAM, and STREAM? You Don’t Have to Choose

Let me just say it and get it out of the way:  there’s nothing wrong with STEM.  Science, technology, engineering and math are all good pursuits.  President Obama put out the call in his 2011 State of the Union Address, igniting a movement to teach studen ...

What Does a New Covenant Graduate Look Like?

I can be anywhere when it happens.  It’s happened at Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and the Exchange Club – all venues where I’ve been a guest. It’s also happened at Kroger, the bank, the little league park, and of course, in restaurants. People I don’t e ...