Blog: September 2013

Why Books Kickstart Taking Action

September 21, 2013

When presenting to educators, students or parents anywhere in the world, I just have to read The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden aloud for guaranteed laughter and to stimulate each person’s desire for “the power over trash,” if only for five minutes. A great beginning for a Reduce and Recycle Campaign. Inevitably The Summer My […]

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Service Learning at Punahou: Taking a Step Back to Take a Step Forward

September 17, 2013

Carri Morgan, director of the Luke Center for Public Service at the Punahou School, and I were musing: How long ago did I first consult with The Punahou School? 2006. I had been invited as a Scholar in Residence for two weeks to advance service learning practice. Over these past seven years I’ve had the […]

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Our Mothers Birthday: So Women Can Feed Their Children

September 12, 2013

My mother would call me every August 28, her birthday, and tell me how she spent the afternoon: at Costco buying food and a large birthday cake to deliver to a nearby food shelter. She would tell me about each item and how kind and appreciative the people were at the center, and how they lit […]

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