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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Dealing with racism in America

I have been consistently watching the news about the protests and riots. I watch different news channels to make sure I get different perspectives. I monitor Facebook and Twitter to see what people are saying about the murder of George Floyd and about the events unfolding before our eyes. This... Continue Reading

Friday, May 01, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health

It has been more than six weeks since we started sheltering at home and maintaining our social distance. At first it was a challenge for me, both professionally and personally. How do we move an inherently social organization, with a 168-year history of working face-to-face with each other and with those we... Continue Reading

Monday, April 08, 2019

Social media and "us versus them"

I avoided Facebook and Twitter until 18 months ago. I had many reasons for not getting with the times, but mostly I just thought it was stupid. People posted about what they were doing every second of the day, pictures of their dogs, funny cat videos. And I figured if I... Continue Reading

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Celebrating 167 years

On January 22, we will celebrate Beech Brook’s 167th Birthday. That is very old indeed! In fact, according to the Western Reserve Historical Society, there are only18 Northeast Ohio organizations older than Beech Brook that are still operating. 1812 Rider’s Inn 1820 Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1825 Brown-Forward, Inc. 1826 Western Reserve University... Continue Reading

Friday, October 05, 2018

The alarming rates of sexual abuse may be only the tip of the iceberg

You can’t watch the news or read a paper these days without being bombarded with the sexual abuse allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or the sentencing of Bill Cosby. And that’s just the past few weeks. I have written several times recently about violence in our schools and communities,... Continue Reading

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