Heroines and Heroes

Fred Rogers And The Loveliness Of The Little Good

In ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ children are our superiors in the way they trust each person they meet, the way they lack guile, the way a child can admit simple vulnerability. They are superior for their instinctive small acts of neighborliness, the small hug, sharing a toy.

Via: New York Times

Heroines and Heroes

Waffle House Hero A Role Model For Lawmakers

Current laws allow just about any deeply disturbed young man to obtain an AR-15 or similar military-style assault rifle. James Shaw Jr. risked his life to take a war weapon away from a mass murderer before he could kill anyone else. Are cowardly members of Congress and the Tennessee state legislature even capable of enough wisdom and courage to act to take them away?

Via: Commercial Appeal