‘Terry, I'm (gasp) an atheist!' There was not a hint of anger in her during the entire time "Mary" and I talked that afternoon in the crowded sandwich shop. In fact, it was just the opposite."Mary" laughed, we laughed, so hard and so much that out of the corner of my eye I could see icy stares from booths nearby "telling us" to pipe down so that they could get back to their business dealings, grandkiddos, tuna sandwiches, chips and lattes. Here's the email "Mary" sent me the Friday before that prompted that late Monday meeting:...<< MORE >>
I'll tiptoe as gingerly as I can into the quagmire of questions that confront many people this time of the year – Is it appropriate to say "Merry Christmas," or are "Happy Holidays" the right words? And with either, or both, who could possibly take offense and feel excluded? Now before we take a plunge into what the annual fuss is usually about, let's ask another question – why even bring this up? This issue is so riddled with landmines that one couldn't possibly tackle them all in a diversity column. If anything, you may be thinking, broaching ...<< MORE >>
Automobile wipers peel water
off windshield, blades swishing
at top speed.
Cold rain sheets.
White lane markers poke street fog.
in fear of running off the road,... << MORE >>
The summit ended with no concrete solution
The emissions continue so does the carbon level rise
The nature held in ransom with all the deeds of man
The coronation of a new leader ushered with lots of hope
Anxious to end terrorism, global warming and bring peace
A first answer for new immigrants would be: watching TV, eating turkey and finding great bargains at the Mall. At least, that's how I remember my first Thanksgiving which caught me up me in a holiday that I had no clue about, except that it added a couple of days off to my working calendar.I had just moved to the US, my husband was out of town and I had no friends.I was at a complete loss as a foreigner in my newly adopted country. What were those days off all about and why celebrate this Thanksgiving?<< MORE >>
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Recent mammoth storms brings me to revisit an article in Wired Magazine entitled, Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green. The article makes the case for 10 ways to turn around global warming that will drive environmentalists crazy. Calling for Greens to unite around the issue of greenhouse gases, the article makes the case for nuclear energy and urban density. The outcry from readers was sharp with outcries about the single mindedness of the article, its lack of supporting data, its in-your-face sensationalism and overall creepiness.
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John Stigall Jr. is a 20-something African American who is all smiles after a full day as a substitute high school teacher. The philosopher-in-training was teaching the teenagers about deductive and inductive reasoning. Their lack of interest in the abstract doesn’t slow him down, “If you approach them in an academic manner, they get turned off.” The class was on criminal justice and he used murder cases to capture their attention. Everyone loves a good murder mystery and John appears to be a Sherlock Holmes fan. He applies the same logic for solving a murder to other activities in ...<< MORE >>
The standards, proposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, National Credit Union Administration and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, were required by section 342 of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. The law created Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion in 20 financial regulatory agencies and tasked them with “assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated” by the agencies.<< MORE >>