Me Too.

Me Too.

This past week, a social media thunderclap emerged from the following suggestion from actress Alyssa Milano: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”  According to ABC News, as of October 19, 2017, “1.4 million and counting tweets included the hashtag, along with more than 13 million […]

“Thoughts and Prayers”

“Thoughts and Prayers”

In December 2012, I sat at my desk on the upper west side of Manhattan and received a news alert of kindergartners and first graders being killed in their school.  As with most all parents that day, I immediately thought of my sons, one of whom was in Kindergarten, the other of whom was in […]

Service.

Service.

Many of my friends and colleagues have recently engaged in a religious ceremony that includes reflection of the previous year.  While I am not of that religion, I could not help but to be a bit reflective of my own activities of the past year.   I’ve been involved in local politics since 2011 when […]

Let’s Go to Work.   Labor Day, 2017.

Let’s Go to Work. Labor Day, 2017.

A thirteen year old Italian girl crosses the Atlantic with her mother and older sister, Annamaria. They are on a ship, the “SS Rex” – the last one out of Italy before Mussolini closed the port.  They are escaping the Nazis and headed to a place called “America” for a new life.  She doesn’t speak […]

How does one answer that?

How does one answer that?

I was speaking to a man at a street fair today, as a candidate, and he asked me if I had ever experienced discrimination as a female. First sir, I give you credit for asking. I’m a fan of addressing the un-pretty that exists, and I applaud you for directly addressing a question that most […]