Category: politics

From Liberation Square - Egypt is FREE!

Transformation is a process that starts with someone challenging the status quo. A street vendor set himself on fire to protest Egypt’s inequitable and disrespectful social climate.One man ignited the angry hearts of those who agreed with him, but didn’t have the courage or means to speak out. There was anger and rage as crowds... Read more »

Every Thought is a Prayer - or Not

It is hard not to equate the tragic shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, and the others who were shot and killed near her, with the inflamed political rhetoric of the last several years – even if it wasn’t a political operative that shot her. In any case, it’ time to stop the NRA happy talk, whether... Read more »

Thinking Up the Future

I love that educated, tolerant Americans got to have their piece of the media for a moment. In fact, it is a good time to remember the power we have individually and collectively. Since there is no doubt anymore that reality is created and/or shaped by our thoughts, we can do a lot for our children... Read more »

The Jon Stewart Rally - No Laughing Matter

According to the Huffington Post, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity  in Washington D.C. attracted somewhere between 200,000-500,000 people on Saturday. This number does not including local rallies all over the country, like the 150,000 people that participated in Chicago’s Rally. The Rally was an appeal for moderation in civil discourse – to disagree without maligning character,... Read more »


You’ve got to be kidding. Really???  I don’t think Blago and his antics have been weighing in at court. The theater of the Blago trial has been less about justice and more about the inside of historic Chicago politics,  Blago is part of the long history of machine politics that relies on back room deals and... Read more »

The Dali Lama: Western Women will Save the World

 The Dalai Lama, himself, at a Peace Summit in Vancouver last month, shocked the sold-out crowd by proclaiming: “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.”  Those of us with grey hair, often hiding just beneath our color of choice, sometimes forget that we are the first generation of women in history to have the economic... Read more »

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and American Values

Maybe the anger expressed against President Obama’s Peace Prize has everything to do with the fact that American values are not the same as other countries – the other countries who clearly stated their values through the selection of Obama as the distinguished winner. Several years ago, I was working in Europe as a business... Read more »