n his terrific little book, Make Hope Real, author Rich Harwood, one of this country's foremost authorities on civic engagement and change for the common good, argues that most people see themselves as more than mere isolated consumers making claims on public resources without consideration of the public good. People want to be part of something larger, to connect with one another and make a difference in public life. They want hope. Harwood wants to make that hope real. Like many of you, we too have been talking a lot about the economy and what we as a magazine and as individuals can do to respond to the very important challenges we face as a community.