I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on www.nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on www.foxnews.com on celebrity Pink, both showing kindness to young children.
The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled, “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”
The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital, while in uniform, went viral on the Internet.
The nation was rocked again Aug. 25 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 81, died from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma.
He was diagnosed in July 2017 following a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
McCain died nine years to the day after his friend Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who had the same cancer, which affects 10,000 Americans each year.
It is blockbuster superhero movie season, and a sequel to a proven hit wrapped last month.
In July, 21 girls from the Lehigh Valley and beyond gathered at Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Marcon Boulevard, Allentown, to participate in the second Let’s Build Camp, a weeklong program for young women/superheroes interested in architecture, engineering, construction, building and the construction trades.
Among many skills, campers learned to frame a wall, replace windows, make bricks, install siding and shingle roofs.
It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 15, and many schools begin classes Aug. 27.
Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.
According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.
As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.
Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.
All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks.
In the Lehigh Valley, 3-plus inches of rain had fallen from noon Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.
Over the years, I have written about how my three (now adult) children have vacillated between thinking their parents are bumbling idiots to believing that we are seers full of enlightenment and wisdom. As I move from being the parent to the consultant/coach for our youngest child, my ideas or suggestions are often met with “Yes, mother! I know that, mother!” Clearly, we are currently in bumbling idiot mode.
“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” -Edgar Allan Poe
Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.
According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated in 200 cities globally, 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the world through beer.”
National and local news reports over the last several weeks have focused on efforts by environmentalists to ban plastic straws, which endanger marine life once they make their way to the oceans and apparently live on forever in landfills.
McDonald’s began the movement, announcing June 4 that biodegradable paper straws would be used throughout the United Kingdom by 2019.
The company also said it would begin testing plastic straw alternatives in the United States later this year.
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook spoke with CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” in early June.
Since childhood I have loved to play in the dirt. Mud pies were my specialty back then.
So one can only imagine how excited I am each spring to get out in the yard and start planning and planting.
This season threw me a curveball, however.
From overuse and advancing age, I managed to tear the meniscus in my left knee.
Pain made bending and kneeling, not to mention walking and standing, almost unbearable.
All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.
I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.