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Project LiveWire: A Birthday Weekend Adventure

Today is my birthday. I am thankful to be able to count another notch on the ladder of life. There are no special plans for today, however, I have decided to make Project LiveWire my birthday weekend adventure. In a recent press release with marketing and advertising buzz to match, Harley-Davidson announced the newest edition … Continue reading

Her-Story: Remembering Stephanie Kwolek

While many folks were watching the World Cup soccer games this past weekend in Brazil, I learned of the death of a very nice lady and a pioneering female chemist – Stephanie Kwolek. Many of my friends didn’t recognize Kwolek’s name, but most had heard of Kevlar – the flexible, tougher than steel fibers used … Continue reading

Did You Take Your Dog to Work Today?

It’s Friday! The end of the work week and almost the end of a very special day – Take Your Dog to Work Day! Started in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to encourage pet adoptions, this annual event continues to gain traction and support from the American public. PSI indicated that 300 persons were … Continue reading

The Heat And Sunscreen Are On

The heat is on here in Arizona and the desert southwest. We have had three weeks of triple digit temperatures, and summer doesn’t officially arrive for another week. Those of you who are familiar with this environment know that it is highly recommended that one minimize direct exposure to the sun between the hours of … Continue reading

We Remember: 70 Years Later

Today, in Normandy, France and many places around the world, we observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day – June 6, 1944. My first recollection of hearing the term, D-Day, was probably in grade school – maybe 4th or 5th grade. I knew it was a critically important date in World War II (WWII), however, the … Continue reading

When Human Are Involved, You Can Get Just About Anything

For the past three or four weeks, new information and allegations continue to surface about health care or the lack there of for U.S. veterans. Although I never planned to write a post about the Veteran’s Administration (VA) scandal, there are some teachable moments and learning opportunities that are worth pointing out to anyone who … Continue reading