Welcome! The blog VALUES WE LIVE BY wishes to help you rediscover how meaningful and value-conveying words can be, as well as recognize how they can become bridges that help overcome differences and create common grounds.
As Angelo cleared away the tangle of sticks and feathers left along the ledges of the old church by generations of thoughtless pigeons, he peered into every nook and cranny looking for cracks. They would all have to be … Continue reading →
I was 16-years-old and living with my parents at the institute my grandfather had founded 18 miles outside of Durban, South Africa, in the middle of the sugar plantations. We were deep in the country and had no neighbors, … Continue reading →
I have found, amid all the nonsense that I, as a journalist, go through every day, a beautiful piece of news that, oddly, had to do with trash. It read that, in September 2016, a new library had opened … Continue reading →
My least favorite part of being on my school track team was participating in meets. I loved running every day, but I was always timid about running against fellow athletes. In one meet, I was sitting on the bleachers overlooking … Continue reading →
There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted. Right in the middle was a small house, with small windows, that looked out on other … Continue reading →