Politics
5 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Koepcke, Geizhals, 9/11, Kindness
As Fred the K says, strange days... One thing I am fascinated by is the concept of a sole survivor.   Are they racked with guilt or do they thrive on their good fortune? Recently, I heard a story from a Doctor whose sister died on 9/11/01. She worked for Compaq and was having a big power breakfast at Windows on the World. She and her team had gotten there early to make sure everything was set up. They were enjoying a cup of coffee when one gentleman spilled coffee on his s...
12 days ago 18 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Pema Chodrn, Voting, Tigers
I am writing this blog on Tuesday afternoon, there is anecdotal reporting that the turnout is larger, which is a wonderful thing. The more who vote, the more we truly are governed "by the people, for the people." So I have no idea what we will be waking up to. A Blue Wave? A Red Flood? A Purple stream? Whatever happens, We Are One and we'd best get used to it and act like it. No one gets out of here alive. Here's a story from Pema Chodron, a particularly wise Buddhist Teac...
19 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
My dear friend, associate, business mentor and Gothamite Sonia Saleh often puts the hashtag #seebeautyeverywhere on her social media posts. And she always does see it. It is a great reminder for me. I am thinking of starting the hashtag #seegoodeverywhere, because it IS everywhere. Just open your eyes and heart a bit wider. I'm not saying that it is easy, but worth the effort.   From NBC:   A Muslim American group has raised more than $125,000 through an online crowdfunding c...
26 days ago 14 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Selflessness, Humanity, or just plain Heroism, it surrounds us everyday and I look forward to acknowledging more and more.   Edited from the NY Times(by David Wolpe,the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles): In 1939 Chiune Sugihara was sent to Lithuania, where he ran the consulate. There he was soon confronted with Jews fleeing from German-occupied Poland.   Three times Sugihara cabled his embassy asking for permission to issue visas to the refugees. The cable from K. Tanak...
33 days ago 6 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
None of us can escape it, but a little warning might be nice... From Tonic 9/25/18(edited for space): Of the many small humiliations heaped on a young oncologist in his final year of fellowship, perhaps this one carried the oddest bite: A 2-year-old black-and-white cat named Oscar was apparently better than most doctors at predicting when a terminally ill patient was about to die. The story appeared, astonishingly, in The New England Journal of Medicine in the summer of 2007...
40 days ago 4 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
1846 - Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell   1903 - The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.     1973 – U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.   October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.   Make 'em count. And Vote.   Everyone has his...
47 days ago 9 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
From HuffPost 2013: "As U.S. lawmakers argue about the economic effects of immigration on the country, they might as well consider that a lot of America’s most profitable companies were founded by people born elsewhere. 3.6 million workers around the world in 2011 and were responsible for more than $1.7 trillion in revenues in 2010, according to the Partnership For A New American Economy. Those job-creation tendencies aren’t unique to a few success stories. A 2012 report...
54 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Nothing much more important these days than to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote in November.   https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html     "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt   ...
61 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Some great news from Michigan, created by high school students.   From msn news: A Michigan high school has decided to stop crowning homecoming queens amid bullying issues.   Chelsea High School decided to stop the "outdated" tradition because of its competitive and stereotypical nature, according to a Student Council letter. The homecoming queen process often left girls feeling pitted against each other, bullied or with hurt feelings. "We don't want one of the biggest awards...
68 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
SURPRISE!! Its not just professional tennis. From npr: In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge, working on a dissertation about strange objects in distant galaxies known as quasars. She and her supervisor, Antony Hewish, had built a radio telescope to observe them. Data from the telescope scrolled out from a machine — a line in red ink, scrawling across 96 feet of chart paper each day. As she pored over the data, she noticed something strange: "an u...
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