Never Too Late
Sep01

Never Too Late

My mother-in-law, Pearl, is 94-years-old and she rises each day thankful for everything: God’s grace, the ability to get out of bed, the strength of four senses while one fades, belly laughs with friends and family. She appreciates hearing aids, closed captioned telephones, transportation for seniors who want to go see a play or go to the store; you name it, and Pearl does not take it for granted. Pearl is a woman who rises to really...

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Savor Summer
Jul01

Savor Summer

I hope that when you pick up this issue of Hanover Magazine you are sitting beside a pool or your toes are in beach sand. I hope that the issue makes it to the table on the screen porch and you dive into the pages multiple times. Heck – binge read. It’s summer time. It’s that magical time for plunging into pools, staring at the stars and reuniting with family and friends. Love seems more likely, hot dogs taste better and ice cream...

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Ride the Wave of Melody

There has to be a special place for those who renovate old theaters and bring the arts back to the stage. Just the way hymns and sermons revive congregations, the ballet, the symphony, comedy, and plays inspire audiences to rise up to their potential and perhaps even reach out to others who need a lift. Majestic centers like the Eichelberger, and all that unfolds on her stage and throughout the building, are the heart that keeps the...

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Your Time Matters

Being a good person and a journalist is an oxymoron for some. There is just too much of a disconnect between the connotation of “goodness” and “journalist.” Journalist conjures up associations like “pushy,” untrustworthy,” and the thought of speaking to a journalist sparks fear in many people. I totally get it. To some degree, the bad rap is deserved. Some reporters are pushy as they are watching the clock tick toward deadline (and...

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Contagious Kindness
Jan06

Contagious Kindness

My daughter recently offered cash to pay for her coffee at a drive thru window only to be greeted with the happy news that she owed no money because the local radio station was unfolding random acts of kindness. They captured her “THAT’s SO NICE!!” on the radio and wished her well. For the rest of the day nothing was routine for Kate. She found more joy in her work, the mundane seemed magnificent and she couldn’t wait to pay kindness...

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Amazing Peace

You might have noticed that I end each Editor’s Note with “Amazing Peace” as my salutation. The phrase is actually the title of a poem by Maya Angelou that captures the spirit of the holiday season so perfectly that I want to savor it year round. So by using it as my salutation in letters, emails and publications, I’m called back to the peace of Angelou’s poem. Angelou read “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem” for the first time at the...

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