Equity Starts in the Heart

Equity Starts in the Heart

Ritch Hochstetler  August 26, 2020     Rarely do words communicate from beyond the grave as profoundly as did the words of John Lewis, Civil Rights patriarch and US Congressman. In his brief essay written shortly before his death, Lewis wrote, “Though I am gone,...
“Social Distancing” and the Hunger for Connection

“Social Distancing” and the Hunger for Connection

Ritch Hochstetler  July 2, 2020   Beyond the massive economic disruption and health crisis, Covid19 has shined a spotlight on a core need essential to our humanity – connection. The 70’s band Three Dog Night’s hit song “One is the Loneliest Number” sums up the agony...
Gratitude: A Healing Ointment for the Soul

Gratitude: A Healing Ointment for the Soul

Ritch Hochstetler  May 15, 2020      Today I opened a card that expressed thanks for a job I had agreed to do, and that I got paid for. How could such a simple expression, two words – “thank you!”, reverberate through my mind and touch my emotions? When...