Monthly Archives: September 2012

Post-Partisanship: The USC Schwarzenegger Institute Inaugural Symposium

“The USC Schwarzenegger Institute is committed to advancing post-partisanship, where leaders put people over political parties and work together to find the best ideas and solutions to benefit the people they serve.”  This mission statement really resonates with me.  The … Continue reading

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Volunteering on the Railroad

Last weekend we had the pleasure to take a ride on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railway.  The train leaves from Portland, Maine on a 3 mile roundtrip journey alongside Casco Bay.  It was a beautiful Sunday morning journey.  But what … Continue reading

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2012 Neighborhood of the Year: California Heights

For years I have been a proponent of civic engagement as a way to build stronger and sustainable communities.  This year I learned of an organization called Neighborhoods USA.  They are “a national non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening … Continue reading

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