Archive for February 2018

Honor Mr. Rogers by Caring for Our Neighbors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Fifty years ago today, on February 19, 1968, one of my personal heroes, Fred Rogers, launched his children’s show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The PBS program, featuring a kindly man in a cardigan and blue sneakers, introduced millions of young children to the concepts of patience, kindness, acceptance, and caring for their neighbors. When my children... Read more »

Park School Needs a Playground its Students with Disabilities Can Use

They are so close to their goal…make a donation today The school playground is usually empty. The swing frame holds no swings. The wooden climbing structure is decaying, faded and cracked with age. The wood chip surface is thin and unusable for children whose wheelchairs can’t be pushed across it. When the Penny Park, a... Read more »

To the Construction Worker Who Parked Illegally Leaving Seniors Out in the Cold

It was bitterly cold, 18 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel more like seven. And the buses that take seniors from the designated parking area near Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena to continuing education classes on the campus were nowhere to be found. The culprit – an able-bodied member of the arena construction... Read more »