We are the (S)Heroes

You make a difference by Feed my starving children

Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Columbine. Stanford rape case, Vanderbilt rape case. Ugh. I’m tired of the focus on the bad.

There is so much good in the world. So much good. Here, in this spot, I want to celebrate the good. The people doing good. The people, through small acts and with big hearts, are making the world a better place.

Thank you Flickr for the cover image: You make a difference by Feed my starving children.


November 21, 2016: I can’t stop reading posts at Pantsuit Nation. They remind me that the world is normal and full of amazing people.

Pantsuit Nation, a ‘Secret’ Facebook Hub, Celebrates Clinton

Some pantsuits were white, in tribute to the dresses of the suffragists. Others were mismatched or borrowed. Many were fished out of the back of a closet, along with a memory of a long-lost job or a somber occasion.


November 11, 2016: People come together over sticky notes.

November 11, 2016: Historic move: Minnesota elects a Somali refugee as a legislator.

November 10, 2016: A win for human rights. Colorado votes to allow people to die with dignity.

November 9, 2016: Grace and courage. This woman embodies both. So sad she didn’t win, but amazed by the power of her run. By the possibilities. Hillary, you are my shero.

6: July 3, 2016: Canadians welcome Syrian refugees with open arms.

Canadians welcome Syrians
Photo credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times

5: July 3, 2016: This little girl making friends with the garbage man.

4: July 2, 2016: Nine-year-old Tyler Fugett using his allowance to buy books for inmates at the local jail in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Boy buys books
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

3:July 1, 2016. I’m a bit behind, but here’s some good news: Finally, transgender troops can serve openly in the US military.

2: June 23, 2016: Greg Zanis, who drove 1200 miles to deliver 49 hand-made crosses

1: June 22, 2016: House Democrats stage sit-in, demanding action on gun control