HOPE In A Hostile World

by Steve Shapiro

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Yesterday, my son Joseph was beaten up at a Cricket Wireless store in Detroit. In this time of escalating violence, trauma, and racial tension, we live in an ever-increasing hostile culture. We see rising tensions from race related violence, a volatile political climate, and global unrest. I wonder, “Where is the hope? Can it really get any better?”

How can we stay positive in such a hostile world?
Anne Frank, the young girl trapped in a hell on earth, still had the presence of mind to write these words: “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”

I think we need to make an intentional effort to notice the good that’s around us.


released January 4, 2017



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Steve Shapiro Oakland, California

Steve Shapiro has composed music for hundreds of radio and TV commercials, documentary films, infomercials and other TV programs. He was the music director at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, which produced hundreds of award-winning educational films and recordings. He has a BA in Music from Brown University and an MA in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. ... more

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