What World Do You Live In?

I’m often struck by how wildly different people’s experiences (and, as a result, their worldviews) can be, even when they seem to have a lot in common. For instance, most of my friends avoid coffee after 4:00 p.m. because it ramps up their adrenaline and keeps them awake, but I often joke that, at Peace …

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Meet Red

Red loves the Kansas City Chiefs, and will tell anyone willing to listen. He’ll also tell Vikings fans who don’t want to listen, which is part of what Red enjoys about coming to Peace House Community. After years of watching the Chiefs struggle, Red is delighted with their recent success. “Always cheered for the Chiefs …

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Director’s Corner

I sometimes describe Peace House Community as a magical place to work. Usually when I say that, I mean that working here provides me with a wonderful feeling of contentment that can’t easily be explained. Occasionally, however, I mean that PHC produces something that completely baffles me, like a magician pulling a rabbit from a …

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Meet the Social Media Team

The Peace House Community social media team is a group of talented and dedicated volunteers. We are so fortunate to have them and are grateful for all of their hard work. They keep the PHC website (“peacehousecommunity.org”) and social media sites – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn – updated and lively, which engages our supporters …

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Never Underestimate People

You don’t question DeWayne. He doesn’t like his street name, so I won’t use it here. Suffice it to say, he has respect on both sides of the fence outside Peace House, where he’s a stalwart. Yes, he can go off on Minnesota’s quiet racism and talk about leaving. But he is not wrong. He …

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The Greatest Sacrifice

Never having been in the armed forces, I don’t have personal experience with the idea of leaving no one behind on the battlefield, even if rescuing them requires great personal risk. I understand it in concept, but I’ve never had to live it out. Only recently did I realize that I get to see others …

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Meet Daniel Gerdts

PHC: Tell us a little about your professional life. DLG: I am a lawyer by trade – a solo private criminal defense practitioner, mostly representing indigent defendants as their appointed counsel in federal court. Directly after law school I spent some time investigating and documenting human rights abuses in the Mexican criminal justice system. I then clerked for …

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