Jeanne's "I Got The Shot" Collection “It may be socially inappropriate [to ask someone if they've been vaccinated against COVID-19], but there is more of a compelling need if it’s a potential health threat like an infectious disease. You may fear that if an unvaccinated person accompanies you into a restaurant, then they can be … Continue reading VAX REVEAL ETIQUETTE: I GOT THE SHOT – DID YOU?
“The benefits of a handshake are significant...The nerve fibers of the skin that are activated by touch all have a cascade of effects. Touch lowers the heart rate, releases oxytocin, which has a knock-on effect with dopamine, the pleasure neurotransmitter. This drives more social behaviors and lowers a stress marker called cortisol, which helps establish … Continue reading HANDSHAKES AND PANTYHOSE
Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons Not everyone’s ambitions will be world domination or Carnegie Hall, but we should be driven beyond what we know and feel safe doing. ~ Stacey Abrams I spent my 20s earning minimum wage decorating cakes for a living. But one day, I looked … Continue reading AMERICAN HEROES: WOMEN MAKING HISTORY NOW
. "We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson "We have a saying around here, use it or lose it." ~ Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz. Dear Readers, Please forgive my delay in posting. Like many others, I've been shell shocked … Continue reading USE IT OR LOSE IT
"This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses." ~ Heroes' Act - H.R. 6800 Note: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes' Act in May and an updated version in October, but it has yet to … Continue reading WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…AND A RESCUE BILL IN OUR STOCKING!
"Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays'Cause no matter how far away you roamWhen you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gazeFor the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!" ~ Music by Robert Allen and Lyrics by Al Stillman “My Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. I would … Continue reading HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course...In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger...And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for … Continue reading RESPONSIBILITIES OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
"This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right. Yet so many of the black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification...We're not often taught their stories. But as Americans, we all stand … Continue reading THE 19TH AMENDMENT AND WOMEN OF COLOR
For Valerie, Paul and Lyn And in memory of Robert, who always made me laugh "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." ~ Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling "When I think of death, and of … Continue reading COMFORTING THE BEREAVED DURING COVID-19
"Home is where the heart is, even if you can't remember which box you packed it in. ~ enkiquotes.com “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~ A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” ~ Nate … Continue reading SERIES-YOUR HOME/SELLING & BUYING: PART 8-THE MOVE & SETTLING IN