Tag: friendship

Now More than Ever

It was the day of our first annual fundraising event, February 2, 2013, and we were looking to take a few hours before it to do something to calm our anxious spirits.  Our keynote speaker, and now good friend, author and journalist Tim Madigan was in town, from Texas. He had never been to Hershey,…
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Love Above All

Our cities are indeed under rocket attacks and we periodically hear the sounds of air raid sirens. And unfortunately, I do not see the possibility of a quick settlement of this conflict. Neither side is ready to make concessions, everyone is fighting to the bitter end. Ukraine wants to return its territories and force Russia…
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Test

A Tradition that Cemented a Friendship – and a Listening Movement

Our goal each year is to get the two big leather club chairs directly in front of the massive stone fireplace.  As we’ve written about many times before, it’s our annual tradition to spend several hours a few days before Christmas, in the Iberian Lounge, in the dimly-lit, beautifully-decorated room, at the Hotel Hershey, in…
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It Is What It Is

SEASON 3: EPISODE 7 | February 2, 2021 It Is What It Is with Rishita Jones Rishita Jones, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a belief that if we learn to accept the things we can’t ultimately control—and that means just about everything—we would be much more content and would have much more joy. She also says…
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Kat Vellos

The Components of Healthy Friendships

SEASON 3: EPISODE 8 | February 16, 2021 The Components of Healthy Friendships with Kat Vellos Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships.  Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share…
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A Legacy of Listening, Authenticity, (and Friendship) …

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Fred Rogers   When Someone To Tell It To was started, we (co-founders Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden) had…
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2nd Annual Banquet-March 7th, 2014

As we make final preparations for our 2nd annual banquet, March 7th, we pause to remember that one year ago our friend and author Tim Madigan came to speak about his friendship with Fred Rogers.  It is friendships like theirs that we are trying to cultivate, every day, through Someone To Tell It To… Tim…
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Steel Sharpens Steel-The Gift of Friendship

You use steel to sharpen steel,     and one friend sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) We meet every other Friday for breakfast.  We’ve been meeting for over two years now.  It’s almost hard to believe.  The coffee is warm and the breakfast is filling and it wakes us up to the possibilities that lie before for the…
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Healing People

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.      Henry David Thoreau A special friend of ours shared with us these thoughts below, written by Kenneth Haugk, PhD, clinical psychologist, pastor and author.  Dr. Haugk writes about “healing people”, what they are and how they respond to others’ grief and…
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The Male Bond

A recent article in the New York Times caught our attention as it related to males and friendship.  It’s been conventional wisdom that males do not open up to others as much as females do and that males tend to have fewer intimate relationships than women, as well.  While that may generally be true, we…
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