Simple Acts: The Unsung Power of a Fantastic Neighbor

When my husband, Paul, and I bought our first house, we could not have asked for nicer next-door neighbors than Becky and Greg and their two boys. Within days of our moving in that February, they brought over a plate of cookies to welcome us into the neighborhood. That spring I started to garden, and […]

7 Ways Connect After Disaster and to Charge Up

As we learned from Hurricane Sandy, disasters can suddenly transform a contemporary place into a crude one — no roads, no gasoline, no power, no online access without a phone support. And no place is safe from the possibility of natural disasters. The East Coast and Southeastern coastal regions of the U.S. are vulnerable to […]