Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hanging On By Our Fingernails…

November 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Absurdity, Life, News, Politics

We have once again seen clearly that terrorism can reach us even on a fall Friday evening in the most beautiful city in the world. These acts of barbarism have changed us, but they have not killed the hope that ultimately good will prevail over evil.

Rising Toward the Last Glass Ceiling…

October 5, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Women

Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina may be polar opposites politically but they are sisters of the spirit when it comes to fighting for what they want. The emergence of one of them as their party’s candidate for President would be historic. To have both of them at the top of their respective tickets would be truly glass-shattering.

Women of the World at the United Nations

March 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

Joining hundreds of women from around the world at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women proved both inspiring and enlightening. The selfless work being done across the globe in behalf of women’s rights and empowerment often flies under the radar screen of media attention, but the reality is that these efforts may well be, in the final analysis, what will save the world. Each of us who are free and safe have an obligation to do our part to ensure a better future for our sisters.

Barra Ascendency A Double Win…

January 15, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Women

Mary Barra’s rise to CEO at General Motors is a win not only for women who wonder if their gender will ever see parity in America’s corporate “C” Suites, it’s also a win for STEM proponents everywhere.

Do You Believe In Magic?

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, News, Women

In a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie, an unknown vocal instructor gets plucked from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl and creates magic on stage with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. The performance of Sarah Horn has, in the blink of an eye, changed the trajectory of her life, and taught the rest of us an important life-lesson. Be prepared for your moment, and when it comes, grab it by the horns and ride it all the way to the stars.

What Price…

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Monday Musings, News, Politics

“Life is full of trade-offs. Based on our own value system, we’ll accept a little of “this” so we can have some of “that”. I wonder what Edward Snowden was willing to trade when he divulged the inside workings of the US NSA surveillance set-up. He has certainly raised the bar on the issue of “what price will we pay” and “what will we trade”…

First Check Reality Check…

January 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, News, Politics

By now, almost everyone who earns one has received their first paycheck of 2013. Depending on your income bracket and your budget the reality of what the expired Payroll Tax Cut means to you is starting to hit home. 2% more out of your paycheck probably didn’t sound like much in the abstract when you […]

A Different Type of Warrior

August 11, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Politics

As my European friends would say, I’m “on holiday” this week. Translated in to American, that means I’m on vacation, so I was not planning to post my regular “Woman Warrior Wednesday” feature. Then, out of the blue, came these photographs of Zarghona, the young Afghan girl I found dying in a hospital in Kabul […]

Monday Musings: Summer Vacation…Timing Is Everything

August 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Monday Musings, News, Politics

After some well placed and well timed hints from me, my husband agreed to take a week off so we could have a “summer getaway”. Nothing fancy, a rented place a block from the water off the Chesapeake Bay. The plan was to sleep, eat, and read. In exchange for his willingness to go away […]

Woman Warrior Wednesday: Jessica L. Wright, Acting Principle Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs

August 5, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Women

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, then Brig. Gen. Jessica Wright, was summoned to Washington, D.C. At the end of a long day, which included learning that a good friend had died at the Pentagon, she and a few colleagues stopped at a little out-of-the-way Mexican restaurant. A group of men with […]

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