I grew up in a household where acknowledging each person's attributes, talents and uniqueness was routine. I was in awe at how easily my parents saw a person's gifts and unwrapped them for all to see. Not the obvious ones like good looks, healthy bodies, or intelligence, but those that spoke to their inner beauty.… Continue reading Compliments Matter
Because of science, President Richard Nixon signed into law on April 1, 1970, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning cigarette ads from airing on television and radio. On July 1, 2004, the Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect, banning smoking in all enclosed public places except in designated areas. On December 2016, e-cigarettes were added. In late 2019, many… Continue reading Science
The 2020 Census is critically important for our democracy. It not only tallies the U.S. population but in essence, determines the people’s ultimate political power. Our power. The United States Constitution requires the Census Bureau to count the entire U.S. population every 10 years. It has done so since 1790. Anyone 18 and over is legally… Continue reading Be Counted!
New Year’s Eve I stood on the streets of New York City and along with over a million others, watched the ball drop in Times Square. A once in a lifetime event I’ve had the privilege to experience twice. I snuck outside my hotel minutes before midnight while others were willing to stand for hours… Continue reading Tomorrow
Happy Halloween. Also known as 'All Hallows’ Eve', celebrated by many countries on October 31st, dedicated to remembering the dead. Many believe the origins are pagan, transformed by the Christian Church, but today, its many facets of carving pumpkins, horror stories, haunted attractions, costumes, candy... have morphed it into a more commercial and widely celebrated secular… Continue reading Happy Halloween!