Before the pandemic, The Portico Cafe was a small and mighty team of baristas and catering managers.For many this was their second “shot” at rebuilding a life for themselves and…

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The Declaration of Independence: it could be called the ultimate break-up letter.We had to tell England, “You don’t own me“, we are born with natural rights endowed by our Creator.And while…

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Last week a dear friend of mine reached out to me for inspiration.“What does Juneteenth mean to you?”For me the answer was simple. It’s about freedom and humanity.Last year, after the…

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Have you ever answered our post-it wall question?Upon entry into The Cafe you are encountered by a question.Your answer is then affixed to a plexiglass wall for all to see–as they compose…

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The summer season is upon us and for the first time in quite a while, families and friends are gathering in major ways.I just kicked off my summer with a…

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I have never been so excited over something so mundane: new carpet.We’ve had a number of facility improvement projects on campus since our launch in 2017. This includes everything from new street…

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This time of year is filled with so much hope, nostalgia and promise.It is a joy to see children grow to be teens and mark such milestones as prom, graduation…

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