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Independence Day: A Time for Reflection

It’s Independence Day today in the U.S. where I live. It’s one of the only holidays that is still celebrated on the actual date, July 4th, that we declared our independence from Britain.

I hadn’t read the Declaration of Independence in a long time, so I just went online to re-read it. Are school children still required to memorize these indelible lines? Read More→

Seasons greetings and best wishes for 2018

Maya Angelou’s Writing Continues to Inspire

I’ve never failed to be touched by the many wise sayings sprinkled through the writings of the late poet, actor, activist, and writer, Maya Angelou.

She is no longer with us, but the beauty of her words and views on life continue to inspire. And inspiration and hope are what I believe we are all seeking during these troubled times at home and in the world. Read More→

Independence day July 4 2017

Showing Grace in the Face of Defeat

Hillary Clinton supporters like myself are still reeling and recovering from her loss in the Presidential election.

It’s not only that she would have broken that very hard glass ceiling for women, but she is no doubt one of the most qualified Presidential candidates in history — advocating for children and families, serving the people of New York for eight years as their Senator, and four years as our country’s Secretary of State. Read More→

A Holiday Wish for Peace in the World

My best wishes to you for a joyous and happy holiday with your family and loved ones. Many people around the world are not as fortunate as we are. Millions are caught in the crossfire of deadly conflicts or once again will go to sleep hungry and without roofs over their heads.

So my most fervent wish this holiday season is for more joy and prosperity for those in need and peace in the world.

See you back here in 2016!