j.jill

Making connections through experience has been the foundation of j.jill’s personal philosophy: in education, service, writing, spirituality and the arts. She teaches Italian part-time within the State University of NY system, follows topics in peace & justice advocacy, and enjoys spending time with friends & family including two very affectionate rescue puppies.

27.03.2020

Concerted Crisis Efforts: Hands of The Workers

Concerted Crisis Efforts: Hands of The Workers

The evident message of COVID-19 to many who have recognized it before, remains how connected we all are. As the world watches and absorbs mixed messages, reality for society’s fabric – the people – becomes one of questions and a search for answers, leadership. When the only sounds heard are… »

24.03.2020

All Rise: A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

All Rise:  A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

This was shared today on a Facebook forum in which I am a participant. The post is from a Board Certified Chaplain whose job it is to be in hospitals, to visit, comfort, and serve patients within the institution and their families. I have her permission to reprint because she… »

16.03.2020

US Peace Prize – How much is Peace worth?

US Peace Prize – How much is Peace worth?

A Mission to change the US War Culture  Teaching foreign language in a public high school through the horrors of 9/11 and the subsequent calls for war had been challenging for those like me who believe in making connections in our world and beyond. We had always been encouraged… »

06.03.2020

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

By j.jill The March fifth NY Times article captions, Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000 (G.Wezerek, K.Ghodsee) and thoughts turn to a number of issues, one being the equation by which we value contributions to the quality of our lives. It seems that the multiple zeros, many which attach… »

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