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Showing posts from June 23, 2012


We are a village – a global village. Approximately 7.019 billion people live in the global village we know as Planet Earth. And you and I are connected to each of the 7.019 billion people who live, work, and play in the global village we know as Planet Earth. We speak different languages, observe different customs and traditions, and worship differently, and yet, we are connected. What connects us? Destiny . . . love . . . faith . . . an innate need for affirmation . . . our strengths, frailties, thoughts, and deeds. Families, schools, mosques, synagogues, churches, temples, legislatures, financial institutions, neighborhoods, health care facilities, police and fire departments, business corridors, and social services institutions are vital components of the village to which we are connected. We are connected to the homeless men, women, and children who languish on the streets of our cities with outstretched and soiled hands that seek food . . . a few dollars . . . com…