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6 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
You may not know her name, but Sarah Zorn is making history in Charleston, SC- Home to Rhett Butler, a great videography conference I attended, the angel oak, and The Citadel. The Citadel, established in 1842, had its first female student in 1995. In 2018, it is having its first female Regimental Commander, the top cadet. From the NY Times: When Sarah Zorn applied for admission to the Citadel four years ago, she had not heard the story of Shannon Faulkner, the first woman to ...
13 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
In my unending quest to bring life affirming stories to the forefront, here's the latest found in the stalwart NY Times (by Corey Kilgannon):   Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry St Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history. It was not donated by some billionaire benefactor, but by a frugal legal secreta...
20 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Have we come a long way, baby? From Huff Post: “The art of conversation consists as much in listening politely as in talking agreeably; therefore never interrupt anyone who may be speaking to you, and at the same time do not let your eyes wander to other objects, but keep them on the speaker.” —Manners of Modern Society by Eliza Cheadle, 1875   This was pre-manspreading: “Instead of spreading out your dresses to exclude strangers from a seat...let us offer the seat cheerful...
27 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
For the first time in history, thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, Princess Charlotte, age 3, is now 4th in line to the Crown. She is still preceded by her father, her uncle and her older brother. Prior to the passing of the Act, her new born brother would have preceded her in the hierarchy. It simply states that the gender of a royal born after October 28, 2011 does not give that person, or their descendants, precedence over anyone else in determining the next...
34 days ago 13 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Today (Tuesday) I'm at the MAD group having lunch. Fred and Norm are there, chaired by David Mack and Susan Zinder, its my home group. I consider it an oasis. We had some great visitors, some brand new members, and the regular gang. We followed the usual format, everyone spoke a bit about themselves, what they do, and who they would like to be connected with. Then a little problem solving for those with questions, thoughts, ideas.   Nothing new. Nothing special. But that is e...
41 days ago 10 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
The Ouija board "told" me 50 years ago that I would die at the ripe age of 63. I've still got a few months until I'm 64, not going anywhere yet... Asma Jahangir died in February at the young age of 66. She is another powerful woman that I only heard of in death. From the NY Times: She was the founding chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent group, and was a trustee of the International Crisis Group. She won international awards and served as th...
48 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. I remember my Dad, who was City editor of the Atlanta Journal, getting the call. No twitter in those days...   On April 3, back in Memphis, King gave his last sermon, saying, “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…And He’s allowed...
55 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
"It is not the critic who counts;   not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,   or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.   The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,   whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;   who strives valiantly; who errs,   who comes short again and again,     because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;   but who does actually strive to do the deeds;   who knows great enthusiasms,   th...
62 days ago 9 comments Categories: Politics Tags: snow
Are you this person: WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...   *WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 11 to 15 inches are expected.   * WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.   * WHEN...From 6 AM Wednesday to 6 AM EDT Thursday.   * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially during the evening commute. Snow will develop during ...
69 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I like the TV show Jeopardy. Not because of Alex Trebeck, because it can be so satisfying to answer the questions (is it question the answers?) before the contestants chime in. I also learn some interesting things. And, of course, that music.   From Wiki: The best-known theme song on Jeopardy! is "Think!", originally composed by Griffin under the title "A Time for Tony", as a lullaby for his son. "Think!" has always been used for the 30-second period in Final Jeopardy! when...
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