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5 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
It is the 199th day of the year. 166 days to go. How are you spending them?   Today would be Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, which means "Father of the Nation." Mandela's given name was Rolihlahla, which his schoolteachers were unable to pronounce. One of them started calling him Nelson after British admiral Horatio Nelson, and the name obviously stuck. Rolihlahla, b...
12 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Twins, Siblings
My friend Sonia always says #beautyiseverywhere and I've found that the more I see it, the better my life is. Well, here is a great story about the beauty and humanity of FaceBook. Two brothers who had recently found each other through AncestryDNA (another great resource), realized they had a pair of older twin sisters. To find them, they posted on Facebook with a picture : "Looking for our twin sisters born 1968 and adopted together in the Ellwood City, PA area. Birth mother...
19 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
As I was riding through Liberty, NY today (Tuesday) I couldn’t help but realize how fortunate we are to live in the greatest country in the world. I am also infinitely fortunate to live in the greatest city in the world where on any day I can get on the subway and find myself in the heart of where our nation was born. Bowling Green Park (first public park in the US) at the bottom of Broadway had a big statue of King George, when the Declaration of Independence was read out lo...
26 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -Emily Dickinson “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -     And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm -   I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me. ...
33 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
These have been bumpy days for me recently. My "second mother" growing up, passed away. She frightened me when I first met her because she was "no nonsense" and I was all nonsense. As I matured she became a valuable asset and friend in my life. Known her about 50 years. A couple I love dearly in Issaquah, WA are getting divorced. Two 8 year old twins. I have a picture of them from a year ago, visiting NYC and smiling broadly together. I knew them long before they had children...
40 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I think a society reveals itself in its culture. Thats why so many have a problem with Facebook, you can really see who people are and they may not even realize it. My Facebook feed is a constant source of joy and creativity, but I am a good gardener. I have deepened existing relationships and grown new ones via FB. I digress. I was quite heartened by the Tonys on Sunday night. The Band's Visit (I haven't seen the Broadway show, but have seen the film) won many awards and is ...
47 days ago 9 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Apple, Health, Watch, BPM
More from the "Technology is Our Friend" file (Huff Post) : A man from Westchester, New York was rushed to a hospital last month when his Apple Watch alerted him to a dangerously fast heartbeat. That notification helped save his life, doctors said. William Monzidelis, 32, was working at his family’s bowling alley in the Bronx when he became dizzy and had unexplained bleeding, NBC New York reported. After tracking his alarmingly fast pulse, the Apple Watch alerted him to seek...
54 days ago 11 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Roseanne, Jarret, Racism, ABC, Puerto Rico
“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” ― Harper Lee   “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.     “It is not our differences that divide us...
61 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Oz, Dorothy, Secaucus, Education, Technology
As I'm sure most of you, especially those over 50, can attest to, technology is changing at an incredible rate. I am not one of those who complains about it, I thrive on it. When I was growing up, part of the time we had a "party line," now I can "facetime" with a friend in a village without electricity or running water in Tanzania. The fact that we are all more connected is a great gift. So how do you keep up with the learning curve, its okay to ask children or even grandch...
68 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 ...
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