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Moving In and Crow Fair

Img 0056 Wow! It’s been a crazy few weeks since orientation in Milwaukee ended; it almost feels like a lifetime ago since we headed out for Montana. We survived our two-day drive out to Ashland, thanks to Romanne’s story telling and music selections, as well as the generosity of my aunt for hosting us between driving days. It was my first road trip without cruise control, so I was quite relieved when we...

Happies and Crappies

Screen shot 2016-07-20 at 4.35.42 pm Simple living in community and participation in community life are greatly encouraged amongst Cap Corps volunteers and friends alike. This value translates differently for each community every year. Our Montana community this cohort year has translated this into a nightly practice of "Happies and Crappies." Living and working in a tribal, school setting in southeastern Montana has its ups and downs, as any job placement does. The rural and isolated community magnifies these ups and...

Not Just in Flint

4thumb Many of you have probably heard of the recent issues in Flint, Michigan with the lead and copper poisoning that has been infiltrated in their water systems since April 2014. It is still a problem today, though thankfully the issue is being addressed and steps have been taken to not only test children for lead poisoning, but to give the people of Flint clean drinking water once again. Being from Michigan, this really hit home for...
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Reflection on Love

3thumb I think it is incredibly fitting that the theme of our Second reading today from 1 Corinthians 13 is about the greatest virtue: love. Prior to beginning my time of service , during my orientation in Milwaukee in August of 2014, each volunteer chose a word, a value or virtue, to fully commit to and embody throughout his or her service experience. And the word I chose was LOVE. Now, I don’t believe it this reading today...