The Civic Nebraska Writers Group
Bridging the gap
More than 90 percent of Americans say they want to volunteer, yet only one out of four actually do. It’s time to tackle that disparity, Tammy Day writes.
We can all play a part in this homecoming story
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees will be calling Nebraska home, and we can be an engaged, positive part of their new reality.
This is home
The never-ending legal and political fight over DACA has taken its toll on hundreds of thousands of people in America who simply want to live their lives, Liz Codina writes.
Lessons in calling out authority – and keeping faith in it
Skepticism of our leaders is quintessentially American, Jordan Martin writes. And so is our trust in our processes, institutions, and one another.
Honest mistakes and states of grace
For new Americans still learning to navigate their new land, a simple faux pas often can lead to larger consequences, Astrid Munn writes. Here’s why.
Conventional wisdom can be a product of distinct times and places – but also of basic hopes and deep fears, as Astrid Munn learned from an intensely personal experience.
Wishing for relief among languishing and grief
Two years into a world-changing pandemic, joylessness and aimlessness can lead to emptiness and stagnation all too easily, Liz Codina writes.
Why risk it? Because we’re Americans, that’s why.
If we focus on how our freedoms can be used to benefit not just ourselves but also our neighbors and our community, we will take the calculated risk to set aside our fear and desire for complete control.
Not for profit, but for people: a wellness plan for the ’20s
Nonprofits help us live up to our collective character, fulfill our shared responsibility, and connect us to our moral core, Charlyne Berens writes.
It’s all on the line, Nebraska – and we can do better
The power of redistricting carries enormous weight. There are options beyond putting it in the hands of those seeking partisan gain, Jordan Martin writes.
Begone, QAnon: Let’s augment reality
Why conspiracy theories exist, why people come under their spell, and how to repel them as we move forward together.
The third ecosystem
Nature has a way of taking care of itself. Sometimes, when major events sweep through the landscape, the way it recovers is by creating a new, third ecosystem.
Step away from the screen and into the world
Even in a world saturated with screens telling us how lousy things are and why we should hate one another, there are ways to take stock and stay united, Ronda Graff writes.
This election year, take action beyond the factions
Andy Long on the power of political parties – and the importance of summoning the courage to buck them.
Leadership beyond agendas and the status quo
I am ashamed to say that I’m a member of a bad board of directors. No one on the board is a bad person, but as a group,