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On the Escalator

When you ride on an escalator, remember in the United States, to step to the right side. Invariably there is going to be someone that is in a rush who needs to get by.   Standing beside another person on an escalator or otherwise blocking the pathway so that others in more of a rush […]

You Are Worthy

Sometimes I feel like I’m beating my heard again a wall. Sharing life experiences in hope of sparing others from my mistakes or simply hoping they have an easier transition to adulthood only see them go astray causes my heart to ache. I ‘am reminded that I have no children of my own so it’s […]

Homelessness in the Golden State – California

At $2.717 trillion, California has the largest economy than any other State. If California were a country it would be the 5th largest economy in the world! Northern California is a microcosm of America’s extremes of wealth and poverty in California. Tech millionaires are thriving while not far away, the homeless are living in tent […]

#Bystander Abuser

Consider the horrific case of David and Louise Turpin; A neighbor of the Turpin family allegedly said when he would come home from work at approximately 12-midnight he saw Turpin children from an open window on a couple of occasions marching back and forth for hours inside their home. Another neighbor allegedly said she saw […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States

On the third Monday of January, the United States observes the birthday and celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. as a federal holiday. Dr. King is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transportation and for racial equality in the United States. His most famous address was […]

2017 Natural Disasters – Ongoing Recovery Efforts

As we move into this Christmas season don’t forget victims and survivors of 2017 natural disasters across our country and Central Mexico our southern border neighbor.  California wild fires Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma Montana wildfires Hurricane Maria Idaho wildfires Bearskin fires Highline fires Montana wildfires Oregon wildfires Washington state wildfires The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), first […]

Conversations to Avoid at the Workplace

I recall plenty of occasions throughout my career when inappropriate conversations were made by coworkers, peers and managers. The timeframe is 2009/2010. A series of unprofessional, negative, hurtful behaviors directed at me catapulted me to a place where I could no longer work. I recall a manager would continually refer to women in a demeaning and negative […]

Another Celebrity Accused of Sexual Harassment

When I turned on my computer this morning I was shocked to see that Charlie Rose was yet another powerful male celebrity, industry leader or politician that is alleged to have sexually harassed and assaulted women. Multiple women accused Charlie of sexual harassment and groping from the late 1990s to 2011.  Shameful! Over the past […]

Holiday (Shopping) Safety Tips

Sharing these safety tips for you to consider as you go about your holiday shopping.  Remember, if you see something say something! Have a list of things you want to take care so you shop with a purpose. Be aware of your surroundings. Park in a well-lit area and take a photograph of the parking […]

Travel Tips for Your Holiday Travel Plans

Depending on your mode of transportation consider these travel tips. TRAVELING BY PLANE ​​​​​​About 28.5 million passengers are expected to fly during the Thanksgiving travel period. You don’t want to be rushed, since that’s when stress levels rise, tempers flare and patience wanes. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The Transportation Security Administration […]