"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy."
The word love is used frequently this time of year. We may say we love certain movie, place or music, so it doesn't seem adequate to use the same word to describe our deep feelings for the most important people in our lives. Feeling the love we have for them, we may deepen the experience with the words compassion or commitment.
Karen Silkwood's story — memorialized by Meryl Streep's performance in the 1983 film Silkwood — was one of compassion for the safety of her co-workers. Looking at the difficulties Silkwood experienced can help us appreciate and share empathy with people important to us while we still have time. Read more about her in this issue.
"A Promise" in acrylic on canvas by Tray Mitchell of Mesquite. Read more about his art in this article..
Art Deco Brought New Style to Greenville
Greenville is home to many smooth stylized surfaces common to an architectural genre known as Art Deco. Visitors and fans of the building style once popular in Main Street America in the 1930s can find many striking examples in Greenville’s downtown area. READ MORE.
THIS TIME OF YEAR
Remembering Karen Silkwood
Karen Silkwood was born February 19, 1946 in Longview. Though remembered as a famous whistleblower at a nuclear power plant in Oklahoma — a role popularized in the 1983 film Silkwood — not many people know the story of her three surviving children who grew up after losing their mother in 1976. READ MORE.
FOOD + DRINK
Try These Crazy Good Collard Greens
In the words of food vlogger Lauren Wacaser, "This recipe is addictive, satisfying, and just down-right crazy good." Try these collard greens for their taste and add them to your culinary repertoire for their nutritional value. READ MORE.
ART + CULTURE
Hear Vocal Play By Naturally 7
The seven-man vocal ensemble known as Naturally 7 use their voices as a variety of instruments with a technique they call Vocal Play. The group performs at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 17, at the Cowan Center in Tyler. READ MORE.