Vox Populi

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Stephanie Van Hook: Why Mister Rogers Is the Role Model We Need Right Now

The unconventional children’s television pioneer celebrated dignity and kindness in the age of mass media. Rogers says that in times of “scary news,” of tragedy and disaster, his mother taught … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fred Rogers: On Strength, Love, and Heroism

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: And When Lilacs Bloom There Will Be Time Enough for Both Anger and Light

After dinner one evening my daughter asks, “What if I grow up to have anger issues?” It feels like a summer night with the warm weather newly arrived and it’s … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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