• A 2nd Act: Singing On

    There were many times in Herbert Washington’s childhood when things didn’t fall his way. He never met his father or older brother. His mother had schizophrenia. At 7, he was taken out of South Phoenix by child...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • A 2nd Act: Together We Can Make Something

    Thoughtful, committed citizens changing the world “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” When she said them decades ago, anthropologistMargaret Mead could...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: The Power of Canine Love

    Unconditional and Incredible             For better or worse … but no dogs. That was the promise Marika Meeks made her husband, Brian, when they married. The Indiana couple went on to have two daughters, become partners in...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: Miracles From the Street

    A saint, a statue and a mission             Brent Downs knew the Bible stories from his Southern Baptist upbringing. He knew that Joseph was the father of Jesus and that the Bible paints him as a man...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: Queen of Arizona Hearts

    Baseball, gum and a sunny hill By Judy Pearson The “czar of chewing gum” already owned four palatial homes. But he was building something special on the 100-foot-high la Colina Solana, a sunny hill above his Arizona...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: How Tiny Became Mighty Big

    The March of Dimes helped a small baby help others Mitzie and Jeremy Warner had gone through four failed in-vitro fertilizations. Then it happened: The fifth time was a charm. Parenthood would be theirs some time around...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: Ensuring the Beat Goes On

    One million hearts and counting By Judy Pearson It wasn’t supposed to happen. Sharon Bates was never supposed to receive that phone call. Her son, Anthony, was a healthy 20 year old living his dream. In 1999,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • A 2nd Act: One Small Step

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • A 2nd Act: Halos And Holsters

    • Posted 1 year ago