Archive for January, 2012

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer created a bruhaha when she was photographed pointing her index finger at President Obama as the two stood on the tarmac next to Air Force One.  Although the Governor’s face was shielded from the camera, it was apparent from the President’s facial expression that their discussion was possibly heated, […]

Over the past few weeks, a sizeable area of our country—as in forty-nine out of fifty states—reported accumulations of snow.  In some areas, such as Seattle, the storm was an unexpected surprise (resulting in more than 700 traffic accidents), whereas it was “winter-as-usual” in the Midwest and New England.  Whether you delight or agonize when […]

It’s January, and the cold weather has finally descended upon us.  One thing worse than being cold, is catching a cold…or the flu…or worse.  There are, of course, some preventative measures that you can take, such as washing your hands, or perhaps not even shaking hands with someone whom you know is ill.  However, what […]

Over the Christmas holidays, I was invited to make a presentation on civility at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia as part of their holiday calendar of events.  As a native of that state, I felt like I was not only going “home” but had, in fact, stepped back in time.  The […]

As 2012 has recently been ushered in, now is the time when we reflect upon new beginnings, new adventures, and new learning, as well as those things in our lives that we plan to change or eliminate—in other words, our list of New Year’s Resolutions.  Fueled with enthusiasm and a sense of optimism, we compile […]