The Compassion of Traffic Lights: Nothing Happened

The Compassion of Traffic Lights: Nothing Happened

At the beginning of our weekly staff gathering yesterday, Ann Helmke, the peaceCENTER’s director, told us that all the traffic lights went out downtown. We leaned forward in our chairs, primed for a gory story of traffic snarls, blaring horns, some Texas-sized...
Feral Cats and Compassion

Feral Cats and Compassion

Cathy Rosenthal writes a column about animals for the San Antonio Express-News. Today she answered a compassionate question about the care and feeding of feral cats. Compassion moves us to feed them. Knowledge informs us that there is a better solution: Dear Cathy: My...
Burnt Flower Soup

Burnt Flower Soup

Twice a month the peaceCENTER has an evening potluck/staff meeting/re-centering and Narjis brings a crockpot of homemade soup, often made with produce from her community garden. “What is it this time?” I asked her, greedily. “Burnt flower soup...