CT child poverty is at an all-time high

Connecticut Voices for Children said recently that the poverty rate for CT children is 15 percent, and the rate for children of color is five times that of Caucasian children. From the organization, nearly half of Hartford’s children live in poverty, the highest rate for any town in the state. And here’s an interactive map …

In which I become sinfully wealthy

I’m probably going to win Powerball today (which stands at $1.5 billion, last time I checked and this be damned), and so I’m going to share my list of things I’ll do when I’m rich with you, the not-rich so that when I do win, you won’t come calling because I’ve already made plans for the cash: …

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

I do, so that I can feel crappy two weeks later when I remember I made myself a promise I broke already — even while the turn of a calendar page makes it feel entirely feasible that I will this year start afresh. I will lose those 10 pounds (probably not, if the last five years are …

Opportunities to pray (or just be) with your extended family

The Hartford Seminary is hosting an Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the seminary at 77 Sherman in Hartford. The program, organized by seminary students, should last about an hour, and will include speeches by several student leaders, readings from letters by family members of recent victims, interfaith prayer, song and …

On being grateful…

I end this month of posting things I’m grateful about a lot more aware of what a wonderful life I have, and I don’t say that lightly, and I don’t say that to brag. And I didn’t “earn” it, either. I spent the weekend with people I love, doing fun things. I laughed. A lot. …