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  • Paying to Listen

    Once at a local coffee shop, I struck up a conversation with an older man from my neighborhood, asked him about his dogs, and how his weekend was going. What started as surface-level, neighborly conversation soon took a quick dive into him sharing his world—a pending divorce he didn’t want, a son struggling with health issues, business dealings and wondering how he could find meaning in the twilight of his career.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    Feb 24, 2021
  • When the World is Unfathomable, Seek to Understand

    Sitting in my St. Louis home office watching live coverage of protests waging across my city tonight, I am reminded of similar scenes six years ago when the nation and beyond focused on Ferguson, a sister suburb just a few miles away. As I type I can hear sirens raging in the distance, the distinct cacophony of fire, police, and ambulances blending into a far-too-familiar soundtrack of city life in the days of social unrest.

    Rebecca Buell Rebecca Buell
    Jun 01, 2020