Welcome Home, Mr. President

Welcome Home, Mr. President

It has recently been noted that the first President to RSVP yes to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration in January was Jimmy Carter. This story may help explain why . . . . Hubert Humphrey was a former vice-president of the United States. When he died hundreds of...
The Menorahs of Billings,  Montana

The Menorahs of Billings, Montana

Hanukkah, the 8-day Jewish festival of lights, begins tonight at sundown. Jews all over the world light a menorah, a nine-candle candelabra, to commemorate a miracle during the time of the Macabee revolt in the 2nd Century BCE. In 1993 the 50 or so Jewish families in...
A Compassionate Downtown?

A Compassionate Downtown?

Friend Megan Kromer first brought the plight of the La Villita food pantry to our attention last week. It’s a case study for compassionate cities. La Villita, the original one-block “little city” of San Antonio, is owned by the city. It was rescued...
Foster Pet Parents

Foster Pet Parents

We’re collecting examples of ways in which San Antonio is already a compassionate city. There was a good example in an editorial in today’s newspaper. From Today’s Express-News: “San Antonio still has a way to go before becoming a no-kill city,...