Army Strong

While the U.S. Army’s recruiting slogan “Be all you can be” has been superseded by “Army Strong,” the women who spoke at  the Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) Annual Summit on March 12th, exemplify the qualities embedded in both mottos.  Captains Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver, the first two women to earn Ranger tabs from one of…

Nevertheless, they persisted

What a century of war it has been since the “War to End All Wars.” The First World War lasted from 1914–1918, although the United States didn’t declare war against Germany until April 1917 in response to President Woodrow Wilson’s request to make the world “safe for democracy.” The Armistice ending the fighting was signed…

Oh, the places you can go…

Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd and promotes literacy and the joys of reading. Books can transform: There is power in simple storytelling and colorful images. While we tend to think of Dr. Seuss in terms of juvenile fiction, he said: “I don’t write for children. I write for people.”…

Trust or consequences

“It must be true—I read it on the internet.” The 2016 presidential election is just one example of how many people place their trust in social media. A group of like-minded ‘friends’ can amplify messages, whether true or false, adding to a toxic online commentary that spreads falsehoods or partial truths. Without subjecting information to…

Establishing a habit

Habits are actions that we repeatedly do, like brushing teeth, driving a car, or getting dressed. When you watch a toddler learning to get dressed, it makes you realize some advantages of mindless performance rather than thinking about the steps that go into choosing an outfit or putting on a shirt. Life without habits would…

GIVE MORE H.U.G.S hosts annual “Book Share” Fair

It is so exciting to receive a book as a gift, and GIVE MORE H.U.G.S generated a lot of excitement last week in four schools in Port  Chester, NY by holding their annual book share fair. This group’s Mission is begins in its name: Helping Unite Giving Souls to provide students in need with the tools to inspire a love…