Jerry Apps has had a lot of titles in his life, including writer, journalist, teacher, professor, historian, editor, storyteller, expert, and many more. But there's one title that he credits for his success in all of those other careers: Farmer. While stationed at Fort Eustis, VA in 1956, Jerry was intrigued by his fellow troops … Continue reading Jerry Apps: Farming, writing, and community
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph View SAIL's statement on coping with these times of change, including information on our new Ethnic Diversity Committee and more. “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis With the events of recent weeks, and considering the centuries of racism … Continue reading Your Anti-Racism Toolkit
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” ~Winston Churchill This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we thought it would be a great time to check in with SAIL's stellar Volunteer Coordinator, Peggy York. Peggy handles dozens of SAIL volunteers, keeps the ship running smoothly, … Continue reading Celebrating volunteerism at SAIL
Today we offer some inspiring words of wisdom! Madison's American Family DreamBank has been a staple of the community for several years, offering workshops on thought-provoking, self-improvement, and entertaining topics. From fitness classes to journaling and even activities for the kids, the downtown location provides a plethora of ways people of all ages can get … Continue reading Loneliness Is Not An Option!
There's no doubt about it: It's an ever-changing time. COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities, and many have taken to self-quarantining to feel safe. We're washing our hands, avoiding touching our faces, and monitoring the news for more information. All of these things are important as we face a pandemic. But another thing we … Continue reading Fighting isolation during the COVID-19 crisis