Saving Alex-Henry: a cat rescue story

For almost a week, we worked with our neighbors and others in the central Ohio community to rescue a stray cat. We were aided by both friends and strangers in ultimately helping get the cat back to his loving owners. We called him kitty, Alex, Henry and Alex-Henry, but we now know his real name is Poindexter. Here is his story - the parts that we know, anyway - in timeline form. The kitty showed up at our neighbor's house last Wednesday and, knowing we're animal lovers, she texted us right … [Read more...]

Keyfinder, grrl power and a DREAM

The Women's Fund of Central Ohio recently asked me to write on two topics near and dear to my heart: grrl power and community power. Specifically, I'd like to share with you a story about a young woman who has significantly impacted my life, and an issue I've become passionate about as a result. I'm hoping this story will inspire you, my readers, as well - and maybe we can all spark some change in our communities. Without further ado, let me introduce you to my friend Alejandra. Five … [Read more...]