By now, you should be well aware of the devastation that occurred in Haiti last week from the massive earthquake that shook the small country. Across the globe communities are pooling resources in a massive effort to bring relief to the millions in need. For those of you in the New York area, one such effort is taking place this Thursday, January 21 in Brooklyn.  Hosted by Monica Sharp and the girls of Finderzkeeperz, local musicians and artists will be ... Read More
Last week, I read a few articles in relation to results from a recent Australian Hotel Association (AHA) survey, revealing that women are consistently more likely to pilfer than men. Millions of dollars a year in the hotel industry, are lost to theft; from tiny soft face towels, to larger items like statues. Essentially, anything not nailed down. This data from a segment of the hotel industry, got me thinking about theft- the illegal taking of another ... Read More
I blogged recently about the bus ads in London which heaped the guilt on working mothers. Well, now German mamas have got a guilt trip all their own. An article in the New York Times tells how working mums there are getting persecuted for going back to work full time. In Germany, primary school kids traditionally come home at lunch time and so do their mothers. More and more now those mothers are staying at work longer and the schools are extending their ... Read More
The sense of urgency for the help needed in Haiti is very self-evident. Time is of the essence. I think the general consensus among the compassionate, is that you need to do something, or you need to do more. Our intentions are true, but we may never really "get around to it" for one reason or another. Go the extra mile.  It's never crowded.  ~Author Unknown If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a ... Read More
Everyone has a memorable undies story, just of varying pH levels. Barf. Mine’s a pretty basic story of kid overexcitement. I was in the second grade, in the speech trailer. Just me, Aric Garafalo, and our teacher. I had to take speech class (for years) because of my speech problem. I had things to learn about speech. On this particular day, we were about to use a future computer for the first time. I couldn’t believe it. In just a ... Read More