“I have already received my full vaccine series, thanks to my old age, I was one of the first to receive the vaccine." ~ Santa Claus, in the Barents Observer, Rovaniemi, Finland "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be lightNext year all our troubles will be out of sight..." "Have Yourself A … Continue reading IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A BIT LIKE CHRISTMAS – WITH SOME CAVEATS
(Note: The behavior depicted in the photo above is not the etiquette about which I write below.) 🙂 Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~ Theodore … Continue reading THANKSGIVING ETIQUETTE 2021
The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations. ~United States Constitution "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.” ~ George Jean Nathan “Someone struggled … Continue reading IT’S TIME FOR ALL AMERICANS TO VOTE AGAIN!
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."--Louis L'Amour The ROE in the headline could stand for "Return on Equity," as well as for Roe vs. Wade; because there is a connection. According to the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, "Companies with the greatest proportion of … Continue reading ROE AND THE WORKPLACE
"In the first 100 days of the war, President George W. Bush increased homeland security and built a worldwide coalition that...began to destroy al-Qaeda's grip on Afghanistan by driving the Taliban from power...helped the innocent people of Afghanistan recover from the Taliban's reign of terror...helped Afghans put aside long-standing differences to form a new interim … Continue reading THEY ARE OUR SISTERS
"He who clinks his cup with mine, adds a glory to the wine.“ ~ George Sterling, poet "Ragtime plinking, glasses clinking, choruses getting sung with only half the lyrics right, giggles bubbling over like a tower of champagne. It's a party, shaking down the dawn." ~ Catherynne M. Valente, New York Times bestselling author “This … Continue reading TO CLINK OR NOT TO CLINK – THAT IS THE QUESTION
Photo Courtesy of Lyn Leis Abandonment of animals - N.Y. Agri & Markets Law 353-b - Misdemeanor, 1 year imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine ~ Animal Protection Laws of New York 2018 The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Social Activist … Continue reading PANDEMIC PETS – THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF COVID-19
"Its most famous tolling, however, was on July 8, 1776, when it summoned Philadelphia citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence." ~ Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, history.com The Liberty Bell cracked beyond repair on February 23, 1846.~ National Park Service “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what … Continue reading SILENCING LIBERTY
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