Category Archives: Difference Makers

Gifts Without Boxes

  Turning the focus away from the crass consumerism of Black Friday, (and in some cases Gray Thursday[!]), is the welcome relief of Giving Tuesday, which is December 3, 2013. Only in its second year, this observance is now a … Continue reading

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An Awesometastic Blizzard

    The Newtown Connecticut tragedy struck a chord within all of us to reach out in whatever way possible. It has been devastating , and an interesting project showing tremendous support and love was the Snowflake Project. Teachers wanted … Continue reading

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The 12 Days That Truly Last

In the midst of the holiday celebrations, and also dealing with the most recent catastrophic events in Connecticut, sometimes it’s best to look past boxes, ribbons, and bows to embody the spirit  of the season, and truly experience the genuine … Continue reading

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She-roes for the Future

“It’s a girl,” can be either the most sad or most glad three words, depending on the circumstances. On October 11, 2012, the first observance of the Day of the Girl will be celebrated worldwide. 10.11.12 is more than a … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home For All

This picture of neat, clean, and safe to live in housing is something that is often taken for granted by many. But adequate, affordable housing, a basic human right, is out of reach for many of the world’s population. Alarming … Continue reading

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The Power of Many As One United Voice

On this Labor Day, I’ve been reflecting and particularly grateful for all the positive changes that organized labor has brought about for our society –basically, in the last 100 years. Things we now take for granted, such as weekends, child … Continue reading

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The Good 1%

With so much talk going on about the 99% in the current world situation, it’s refreshing to be part of the 1% as so eloquently voiced by Maya Angelou:

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