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What If... Everyone... Did Something...

By Sid Chadwick, Chadwick Consulting, Inc. – 05/16/2024Published in American Printer : Sid's article stresses the importance of individual and collective action, using the example of a commercial printing company as a catalyst for positive change in the community. It highlights the need for active engagement in addressing local issues. Read his insights to inspire change in a world craving accountability.

“Sid…. ‘Still enjoy your newsy & inspiring emails… Mary & I are increasingly involved in our community with Refuge Resettlement efforts. So far 4 Syrian & 3 Ukrainian families ... 30 folks deliriously grateful to be out of their Civil War (though many relatives still there!) and enjoying freedom in USA along with the opportunities to earn a living for their families in this country of FREEDOM. Best regards, Clint….” ….C. Clint Bolte, Respected Industry Consultant


What do we do with our time…?


What could we do with our time…?


My awareness is that we are on a slow but hopeful path to regain values we once honored – automatically – as a country – as a culture.


 We see this now at universities, as Boards are changing their budgets – from protecting programs that supported teaching diversity, equity and inclusion – that seem to have become instead – divisiveness,  exclusion, and indoctrination – to increased campus law enforcement and safety – for the laws “on the books – that were not supported – and enforced.”


We see this as students carrying guns and ammunition to middle and senior high schools, placed in juvenile detention, with $100,000+ bonds, and parents are charged with responsibility for their children’s violations and assaults on innocent victims, whose lives and families were changed – forever.


We see this in political arenas, as rejection of vicious “weaponization of our judicial system” – has slow but growing accountability, as we work to regain our sense of mutual respect and decency – for our system of democracy.


In effect, none of us can continue to allow or expect – someone else to solve local problems.




Clint Bolte’s informative note – was a wake-up call for me, personally.


We generally are safe in our homes, or should be – because of sacrifices and commitments – of others – many of whom went before us.


A commercial printing company represents the crossroads of a community, and can have profound influence – for good.


It’s our turn – at the front of the line.



“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” ………Edward Everett Hale, American Author, Historian, and Unitarian Minister

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