As I walked to the train station this morning, I had the theme song of Laverne and Shirley just buzzing in my head: “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.” Huh? That’s right. What the heck was that line about? That lyric probably […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Are you fearful as we near the end of this calendar year? Does the mere mention of December 21 accelerate your heart-rate as if you were running on a treadmill? Do you foresee a coming apocalypse in the very near future -say in two weeks to be exact? December 21, 2012 has a […]
It’s the holiday season and I am feeling generous. After interviewing a series of job candidates this past year, I thought I would share some dos and don’ts of interviewing-in particular, at a non-profit. Most of these ideas are applicable to both for-profit and non-profit settings. However, non-profits […]
Much is made about the workplace benefits of experienced and long-term employees. In particular, it is assumed that with such employees the organization develops a memory data-bank that becomes institutional and is part of the overall success of a company. Thusly, it is referred to as Institutional Memory. […]
Upon hearing this past week that the Catholic Church in Milan, Italy has set up an exorcist hotline to deal with an influx of calls, I was reminded of my childhood in the South Bronx. Growing up deep in the South Bronx with other Puerto Ricans, in a […]
With increased access of the HIV/AIDS positive to relatively effective anti-retroviral therapy, the rapid decline that characterized the health trajectory of infected individuals in the early years of the epidemic has been arrested in the developed world, but unfortunately, as the modern attention span is short, this can […]
My son has the cutest fireman’s raincoat that makes him feel super special when he is wearing it. Just a few weeks back fireman came to his school (he is in Pre Kindergarten) to talk about what to do in the case of a fire. He seemed pretty […]
I dream of Malta. Now that sentence can actually have many meanings to different people. I am a Nuyorican afterall. It could be that I am dreaming of the Puerto Rican malt beverage that my mom used to love. For that matter, that many Puerto Rican households love. […]
I read recently that Viter Juste, who spent decades as an activist in Miami’s Haitian community and gave little Haiti its name, has died. He was 87. Got me thinking of the day I spent in Little Haiti as I did a community mapping, met with locals to […]
To exercise in the morning versus evening? To buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elmo, or Scooby Doo toy? Blueberry or apple pie for tomorrow? Basil lime daiquiri or a lava flow? Work from home or muddle my way in? Catch up on Dexter or the Walking Dead? Order […]