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Her-Story: Remembering Lucy Diggs Slowe

We are approaching the end of February, and with it the end of Black History Month. If you have been reading my blog for more than a year, you already know that I have not limited the subject of black history to the month of February. As I shared earlier, black history is American history … Continue reading

Defeating the Zika Virus Will Require Unorthodox Methodologies and Treatments

  We are now five months away from the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and planners are scrambling with a number of issues beyond standard planning schedules for an event of this size. The city has been facing a huge challenge of cleaning up the trash and raw sewage in … Continue reading

Alabama Takes First Place, Arizona Places Fifth at 2016 National Future City® Competition

[Note 1: Featured Image (home page) credits: AZ Region’s 5th Place Team for the 2016 competition: (left to right) Kent Dibble – Finals Judge and President of Dibble Engineering, and team members Ramon Cazares, Alyssa Elias-Acosta, Mariana Barnett Fernandez, and Jackie Nichols – teacher. Note 2: This news release was prepared by the National Future City Competition … Continue reading

Student Team From Veritas Homeschoolers Heading to National Future City Competition

Phoenix, AZ: Team Veritas Ville won the Future City Competition Arizona Region on January 23, 2016. Going to Disney Land, however, is not their next destination point. In fact, being selected as the 1st place region winner is not the end of the competition. Planning activities have been in the works for the last year … Continue reading

Falling Gas Prices Have Significant Impact on O&G Employment

It’s been about four weeks since my last price check at the pump: Gas Prices Expected To Remain Lower For Longer. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S. was hovering at around $2.00 per gallon. Knowing another time when prices were more than double this amount, most of us  thought that … Continue reading

In a Cup or on Your Wrist? How Would You Like Your Coffee?

This past week proved physically challenging for me in that I had at least one major event each day. As I approached the weekend, I definitely needed more than my regular cup of coffee to rev my internal cylinders and get out of the house on time. This makes my latest new product stumble-upon: the … Continue reading

Twelve Years With FaceBook

I debated if I would even bother to mention that FaceBook turns 12 today. And oh how our social media darling has grown since its first debut in a college dorm room at Harvard University by its famous co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on February 4, 2004. Why am I agonizing on whether or not this anniversary and … Continue reading

Fight Cancer Like an Elephant

In the evolving world of cancer research, scientists have been studying why some animals like elephants get cancer at much lower rates than other mammals. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) tell us that cancer is caused by genetic changes, or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mutations that allow cells to grow and divide uncontrollably. … Continue reading