Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: INCLUSIVENESS

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I am reminded of a poem we had to memorize back in the sixth grade at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Ephrata, Wash., written by the American poet, Edwin Markham. It went like this: “He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: we drew a circle and took him in!” My resolution for 2021 is both personal and national: that, after going through what we experienced, I remind myself daily – we remind ourselves daily – what binds us together, not what keeps us apart.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.


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