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Numbers: Stats for Veterans Day 2018

Today, November 12, 2018, is Veteran’s Day (observed) in the United States. The first Veterans Day was observed on November 11, 1919 which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI). Veterans Day honors military veterans with a variety of events that include parades, speeches and talks, volunteer activities, and remembrance … Continue reading

Numbers: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading

Am I the only one who didn’t know that pumpkins are considered fruit?

Halloween is a big event for most school aged children, but also many adults in these United States along with ghosts, goblins, witches brew and pumpkin ale. Countless numbers of pumpkins will be carved up for this annual celebration. The carved pumpkin has and still is associated with the harvest season, but around 1900, an … Continue reading

Gas Prices Show Slight Uptick as Labor Day Weekend 2018 Begins

H Congratulations! We made it to the last day of the eighth month of the year. It’s Friday, August 31, 2018, and many of you are already in the home stretch of beginning your Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Aside from that extra day off that most of us will get to do just about anything … Continue reading

John Sidney McCain III (1936 – 2018): Political Maverick and Independent Thinker

Family members of Senator John McCain issued a news release on Friday, August 24, 2018 informing the public that he has “chosen to discontinue medical treatment” in his battle against brain cancer. While this news did not come as a great surprise, it is not news that many of us wanted to hear. Regretfully, the … Continue reading

I’ve Been Thinking…

I’ve been thinking about many things since this new year began. Those of you who know me know that this is my modus operandi (MO). After all, I’m a consultant who gets paid to think about the issues and problems of others (individuals as well as organizations), identify their pain points, and develop appropriate solutions … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2018

“We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and It’s first chapter is New Year’s Day.” (Author: Unknown)   Let’s get started!

Happy Veteran’s Day 2017

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans (persons who served in the United States Armed Forces). It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities … Continue reading

Human Kindness: We are more kinder and gentler than we know

Most United States citizens woke up yesterday to hear the news of another mass shooting. Regrettably, it would turn out to be the worse in modern American history. The location: Las Vegas, NV. The human toll to date is at least 58 dead and over 500 injured from one gunman’s assault on innocent victims attending … Continue reading

Life, Changes, and Healthcare

Although I enjoy change, some change really sucks! The above statement was posted by a friend who just found out that her position was being eliminated. For those who have had to face a job loss, and I am one of them, most of us would have preferred advance notice and the opportunity to prepare … Continue reading

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