I grew up in the South Bronx, during a time in which it was still burning and crack epidemic was starting to take hold. It was some dark times then and some powerful music rose up in response. Yet, I didn’t know much back then about the emerging […]
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.
Spring cleaning has been all the rage for centuries. The spring equinox brings with it a crisp air tinged with a promise of warmth to come. During the 19th century in America, the month of March was considered the best time for dusting because it was getting […]
Oh Canada! As an American, I find Canada fascinating. It’s so similar to the United States that Canadians easily blend into the US scene and people are often surprised when certain Canadians are outed as such. Growing up, I was flabbergasted when I found out that Michael J […]
Consider the following for a second: We are thirty years into the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, the International AIDS Conference just returned to the United States for the first time in 20 years, and we have our first ever National AIDS Strategy. Does it seem to you, at times, that […]
If you are a road warrior –a frequent business traveler- you know you have seen and experienced many odd things that would make for an ongoing series of horror dramedies! In light of what is being discussed at the national level in terms of the GSA and Homeland […]
I always had a very active imagination growing up. Every Sunday I would perform for my mom-whether it was dance, singing or telling stories. I even won third place in a story telling contest when I was young. As a result of that effort, I won this amazingly […]
On this beautiful Sunday morning, en route to the supermarket, we came across several squirrels cross the road carrying fairly large nuts. They definitely had netted themselves a major score. Such a sight had us chuckling because of that “Post It” notes commercial where the squirrels use the […]
It is often said that birds of a feather flock together while opposites attract. Usually such conflicted sayings are applied to the dating scene. In terms of marriages, there seems to be some proof of opposites attracting at a more global, abstract level. For instance, Interracial marriages in […]
After week upon week of business travel for a non-profit organization, I went on a road/field trip of sorts to upstate New York in search of paranormal activity. When you work in the non-profit Community Based Organization (CBO) world, paranormal activity is actually the new normal. Seriously. Meanwhile, […]