Honoring the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King BY JACK LEVINE It was late August 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio

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BY JACK LEVINE “Humanitarians standing up and speaking out against not only antisemitism but against all forms of hate.” Over the past few weeks, I have been soul-searching for a

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BY JACK LEVINE I remember 9/11… Early that brilliant sunny morning, I was on a train from Baltimore heading to an early childhood policy conference in Newark. As we approached

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A Lady I Admire – An Essay on Advocating Justice BY JACK LEVINE There’s a lady I’ve known for my entire life.  I’ve grown to love and respect her.  Even though,

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You’ve Got to be Taught… CONTRIBUTED BY JACK LEVINE In Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, we are given this lesson in song… You’ve got to be taught to hate and

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BY JACK LEVINE As we look forward to the July 4th Independence Day celebration,  let’s think for a few minutes about the words that were principally drafted by 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson

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BY JACK LEVINE As Father’s Day approaches, I’m motivated to share these personal essays profiling men whose lives span over a century: my father, Chaim, my sons, Aaron and Josh, and one of

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How to Enhance Your Thanksgiving BY JACK LEVINE As we enter the holiday season, let’s realize that there are neighbors, young and elder, whose weeks ahead are not brimming with joy.

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Our Vote Is Our Voice BY JACK LEVINE In my world of ardent advocacy, not voting is an offense to our status as free citizens. Please do not fall into

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A Grandfather’s Thoughts for Peace – Paving a Positive Path Forward BY JACK LEVINE Now that I’m a grandfather (AKA Pop Pop Jack), I’m all the more dedicated to pave

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Editor’s note: We just published, in the winter issue of GRAND, a wonderful article on how to enjoy the snow and cold weather. It’s lots of fun to read, but

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January 6th – A Riot Remembered BY JACK LEVINE I am sending this message on the eve of the first anniversary of the shockingly shameful siege of our national Capitol. 

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By Jack Levine Here’s my 20-item Emotional Gift Guide which I hope will be meaningful for you in this season of celebration. To yourself.…respect, confidence, faith and fortitude. To a family

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BY JACK LEVINE I so deeply wish I did not have to write this message, but as an advocate, I feel impelled to do so. In less time than it

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Do You Know About Emotional Survival? BY JACK LEVINE When we think of physical survival, we all understand that nutrition, health, activity, safety, and shelter are basic needs.  As for

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In praise of teachers and nurses BY JACK LEVINE Please make every effort to keep healthy and practice safety precautions. Prevention is truly the best medicine! This is especially true

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Memorial Day Wishes For You BY JACK LEVINE As Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, approaches please join me in pausing to honor family members and neighbors who sacrificed as members

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Slavery:  An Essay on Equal Justice and the Freedom to Protest BY JACK LEVINE Like so many members of my advocacy network, I have been absorbed by the intense level

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Honoring Lawton Chiles; the “Grandfather Governor’s” Legacy of Leadership BY JACK LEVINE Lawton Chiles used to say “Tis a sorry frog who can’t croak loud in his home pond.” The

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Spring, The Season Of Transitions BY JACK LEVINE Tallahassee is where we have called home for 43 years. One of our local town slogans is “Where Spring Begins.”  My wife, Charlotte, and

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