Saturday, December 31, 2016

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.

Commemorating The Memories…

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Life, Politics

The commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act taking place this week at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, reminds me of my own somewhat distant history with President Johnson, my first big professional break, and of the excitement that comes with having your whole life ahead of you and thinking anything is possible.

A Little Piece of World Peace…

July 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Life, Monday Musings, Politics

The experiences of this past week have brought in to sharp focus the importance of an ongoing dialog in international relations. From the building of friendships and networks at Lehigh University’s Global Village to the ongoing success of an entrepreneurial venture in Afghanistan, I am reminded that each one of us can and should contribute to a more peaceful planet.

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 […]

Monday Musings: This Wasn’t What We Planned

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Life, Politics

The following two stories are true, and have occurred in this past week. The names have been changed to protect everyone, some, quite frankly, who don’t deserve protection. Welcome to the latest of Perspectives’ new “regular features”: Woman Warrior Wednesday, Fashion & Finds Friday are now joined by “Monday Musings”, a weekly look at the […]

Cosmo or Coma: al Qaeda Offers Women Both

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Absurdity, News, Politics, Women

Literature is rife with stories of people who made deals with the devil for youth, beauty, riches, or success in exchange for their soul. Usually the devil seeks them out in a moment of weakness, like he did Faust or Joe Boyd in the Broadway hit, “Damn Yankees”. Today, the always adaptable Lucifer entered the […]

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