Life Happens: Now What?


Just over a year ago, while I was driving home from my mother’s funeral to catch a flight for a job, I hit a tire in the middle of the highway. Rain, traffic – I couldn’t swerve, so I just hit it. A jolt, a shudder, and then my rugged . . . → Read More: Life Happens: Now What?

An Artist At Work

The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman sent shock waves across the entertainment industry. Those ripples touch me too. Everyone is talking about how he lost his battle with the demon of addiction. I don’t think how someone dies should define them. So, I want to focus on his work ethic, and why I recognized . . . → Read More: An Artist At Work

Celebrating Our Veterans

Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Jimmy Hargrove was one of the first African Americans to serve in the US Marine Corps.

I had the honor of meeting and talking with him recently in Virginia Beach at an event honoring both Native American History Month and Veterans Day.

In his eighties, Mr. Hargrove still has a . . . → Read More: Celebrating Our Veterans

M.E. Hart Introduces “Poetry with a Purpose” at Violence Against Women Conference

I was honored to speak recently at an annual meeting sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women. Fund administrators from US States and Territories met in Louisville, Kentucky for updates on processes and procedures, to share best practices, and to develop strategies for shaping the future of their . . . → Read More: M.E. Hart Introduces “Poetry with a Purpose” at Violence Against Women Conference

M.E. Hart Speaks at DCRCC 40th Anniversary

Hart Learning Group is a proud community partner with the DC Rape Crisis Center. We support their efforts with training volunteers who work with hotline and advocacy clients.

Their 40th Anniversary Celebration, on October 20, 2012, was a celebration for clients, volunteers and community supporters.

The program began with these stirring remarks from Santa Molina-Marshall, . . . → Read More: M.E. Hart Speaks at DCRCC 40th Anniversary


The National Catholic School of Social Work recently invited me to be a part of a distinguished team providing practical self-management tools for newly minted social workers entering challenging, often emotionally draining field work.

My presentation covered tools for maintaining balance and taking care of yourself as you provide service to others. We discussed . . . → Read More: M.E. HART SPEAKS AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Honoring Clients as Teachers

AIDS 2012: The International AIDS Conference on the state of AIDS around the globe will begin in Washington DC on Sunday July 22nd. It has me thinking back to a time when the AIDS crisis was just beginning. Fresh out of law school, I found myself on the front line in . . . → Read More: Honoring Clients as Teachers



I was honored to be invited to support the educational efforts of DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I spoke at an event held April 26th in the Great Hall of the RFK Justice Building in Washington DC, along with a distinguished panel that included Acting Associate . . . → Read More: M.E. HART SPEAKS AT DEPT OF JUSTICE EVENT

New Staff – New Eyes








Listen to New Staff: New Eyes

I carried my tray, filled with test tubes and supplies for drawing blood, into the patient’s room.  As I got closer I could see that she was in a coma. Two doctors hovered over her talking about her like she . . . → Read More: New Staff – New Eyes

Fire For A New Start

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The fire was raging in the portable fire pit on the patio. Hands reached out to toss envelopes holding secrets into the flame. It was a clear, cool and crisp night with stars twinkling brightly over head. An eclectic . . . → Read More: Fire For A New Start