Growing up in the South Bronx you were exposed to a different worldview than say those who lived in mid-Manhattan or downtown Iowa City. Mid-Manhattan might as well have been in another state or country. You would arrive at widely different interpretations of then-occurring phenomena. You also tended […]
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.
In 1980, the movie The Final Countdown is released to great reviews and stars Martin Sheen- the actor of Apocalypse Now. Ahem, coincidence? The Final Countdown is a science fiction movie in which a Navy crew is transported by a supernatural storm to the day before the 1941 […]
Who gets on the naughty list? Who gets crossed off the list? What does it mean to get crossed off? I have been making a list since mid-November of all the people I was going to give a Christmas gift to. Santa Claus keeps a list going of all those […]
Back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries when individuals more readily shared home spaces, sometimes the pocket was the only personal space people had. Thus, the pocket has historically been a keeper of secrets, lies, and desires along with an accounting of what people possessed. The pocket, […]
In my suburban block, we are now starting to shield ourselves. We are putting up curtains where before we had none. See the back of our houses face a forest. Only deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bluejays and rabbits tend to frequent our yards. Until now, again. See, a mentally […]
I have a simple question for you, dear reader? What does MSM mean to you? When you hear the phrase MSM, do you think of Methylsulfonylmethane? Perhaps, if you are into dietary supplement or have osteoarthritis. More specifically, Methylsulfonylmethane is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2 that […]
Unspeakable. Disturbing. Heavy heart. Shocking beyond belief. Grief-stricken. Hardiness. Resourcefulness. Mental toughness. Resilience Upon arriving home, I went straight to hugging my little boy. He was fast asleep with his leg pinned up probably dreaming away of that Power Ranger Samurai Megazord Action Figure he wants Santa Claus […]
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 […]
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 […]