Keyword: Miriam Levine Helbok
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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asserted in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933: “Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” more
When asked about the word “pride,” few people will picture lions — “Pride” is the collective term for a group of lions that live together. Rather, many will remember the biblical warning, “Pride goeth before a fall.” Those words are a condensation of an admonition from Proverbs 16:18, which translated in their entirety, read “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” more
How delightful it would be to slip into bed every night and soon drift off to sleep, having only pleasant dreams and remaining in slumber until morning, rather than lying awake for an hour or two hours or more, and then — after finally conking out — being awakened far too soon, at least once, by the call of nature and having to traipse to the bathroom, with remnants of a nightmare clinging to more
“Right now!” These words, suggested as a prompt for my writers circle, immediately led me to think of two meanings of “now.” more
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus,” Martin Luther King Jr., once observed. According to Winston Churchill, “The difference between mere management and leadership is communication.” more
I am using notecards from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to handwrite and send messages to dozens of people inside and outside the Trump administration regarding their aiding and abetting of the president’s crimes. more
Miriam Levine Helbok wrote her first letter convincing a total stranger to get out and vote on Sept. 21, 2019. A year later, she’s followed that up with nearly 5,000 more. more
I recently learned about a smallpox scare that occurred in New York City in March 1947. more
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” our president told us on Aug. 5. Does he or his speechwriter want us to listen to his words, take them to heart, and act on them? more
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