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In Others’ Words: Believing Good When Times are Bad

  I’ve always been intrigued by this quote by Anne Frank. Astounded, really.  A young girl whose life was destroyed by the Nazi Holocaust states that despite everything — despite losing her home, despite having to hide from people who want to kill her and her family, despite the fear of being caught and taken to a concentration camp (which was her ultimate fate) — she believ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: No Waiting Necessary

I read The Diary of Anne Frank in middle school.  I thought Anne was so brave, even as I wrestled with comprehending that she was only one of the children killed during the Jewish Holocaust. What kind of madness destroys the lives of over one million innocent children? Anne Frank penned those words about not waiting to improve the world as she and her family hid in a small apartment with four othe... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Beauty in Unexpected Places

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank (1929-1945), victim of the Holocaust Many of you know that my family evacuated our home last Tuesday when the Waldo Canyon Fire erupted in the Foothills several miles from our neighborhood. We packed our cars with some precious family items — photos, a few treasured heirlooms, a cooler of fo... Read More »