Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

How many helicopter seeds does it take…

Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 by No comments yet

Local college professors invite me to address their students occasionally about Front Porch Forum.  The classes range from social work to entrepreneur-ism to tech.  And I usually get a little positive feedback, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if the message is getting through.

So I was especially pleased to get this wonderful note from Jennifer today…

Hi Michael, you are amazing. All I can say is, your life changed mine, and I am ever grateful. After you spoke to my Community College of Vermont Business class, I signed up for my FPF Neighborhood Forum, it enhance my life in a way I can’t explain, but I feel at home now. Thanks for everything you do!

Also, she’s started her own business and is looking to advertise it on Front Porch Forum.

Which brings me back to this morning several states south of here… I was watching a maple tree drop  hundreds (thousands?) of its helicopter seeds on a Pennsylvania yard… and I’ve seen this same tree dump as many in the spring.  And from all these thousands of seeds… I’ve seen one or two saplings rise up and take root.  So it goes.

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