Unemployment Day 2020

Perhaps we should rename Labor Day 2020 as Unemployment Day 2020. The day came and went in a COVID-19 world that has destroyed dreams, plans, and any hope of economic stability for far too many people. Efforts to contain the highly contagious, and too often deadly, virus has meant closing businesses. This has left, depending on various sources, between an estimated 18 to 30 million people contenting with unemployment and bills they cannot pay. COVID […]

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Great Opportunities from Impossible Situations

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. Charles Swindell This quote describes 2020 so far. As of today (August 21) summer 2020 is two-thirds over, which seems a suitable time for a Summer Summary. What a surreal time this is. For the most part I stay home – partly because my age calls for extra caution to avoid getting and spreading COVID-19, and partly because everything I […]

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Phyllis J. Brown, author

Black History Matters – #ListenLearnLove

Since the May murder of George Floyd unrest has been spreading across the country faster than the COVID-19 pandemic. If there is any good coming from this turmoil, it is that more White Americans than ever are aware of just how unjust our national systems have been for centuries and continue to be. My writing colleague Phyllis Brown, worried about the safety of her own Black children, has channeled her concerns into historical fiction novels […]

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#ListenLearnLove – Challenging Times

My friend Sonia Solomonson has written what I’ve been thinking this summer. I thought you’d resonate with her thought and appreciate her insights. Thank you Sonia Solomonson for your thoughts in your March Blooms & Butterflies newsletter.   Can’t We All Just Get Along? By Coach Sonia Solomonson To say these are challenging times is an understatement. And to say that people are more contentious, frustrated, angry and fearful than ever also is an understatement. […]

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After COVID-19: Guest Blog by Annette Petrick

Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of life and the end is no where in sight. I thought for this week’s #ListenLearnLove blog, you’d appreciate the insights of Annette Petrick. We are e-mail acquaintances thanks to an introduction by a mutual on-line friend. Annette recently sent this out to her followers. She did a good job summarizing what we’ve recently experienced and how to move forward whenever this pandemic is finally declared history. I highly recommend […]

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