When a Stranger Comes to My Door
Some of the biggest news stories the last few weeks have been about innocent strangers being shot by someone who felt threatened by the stranger. A teenager was shot when he rang the doorbell at the wrong address where he had driven to pick up his younger twin brothers. A young woman was shot and…
Kindness or Foolish Generosity?
There, I did it again. Two and a half years ago I gave $5 to a stranger who asked for a dollar or two to buy gas to get home for Christmas. I was at a McDonald’s parking lot just off the interstate between Cambridge and Wisconsin Dells. This time was just a couple weeks…
The Kindness of Strangers
In 1970 I graduated from college as a newly minted English teacher. Growing up as a Midwesterner, I had never been to New England, but I thought it would be an interesting place to live, a place with lots of history and literature to discover. I didn’t know a soul out there, but I figured…