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Good Reading for the Holidays

November 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today is the birthday anniversary of Louisa May Alcott, author of one of my favorite novels, Little Women.  Born on November 29, 1832, Louisa lived near other famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau during the Transcendentalist movement in New England.  Her life was fascinating and unconventional for its day. […]

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The Good News of Governor Christie’s “No”

October 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The one thing I admire about Governor Christie is his ability to say, “No.”  And I think that his decision to not run for president was one of his best “No’s“ this year. I imagine how tempting it must have been to get swept away by all the national attention.  I bet it would have […]

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Happy Birthday, Peace!

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Before Bob Vortuba’s One Million Acts of Kindness, there was Peace Pilgrim: a woman who repeatedly walked across America from 1953 – 1981 to spread her message of peace.  Her message was simple:  “When enough of us find inner peace, our institutions will become more peaceful and there will be no more occasion for war.” […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · life · News

A Day at the Beach

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Down the shore in New Jersey today, forty special needs children and young adults enjoyed a special day at the beach, thanks to Best Day Foundation.  Founded in 2008, this organization offers “safe, fun adventure” to help children with special needs to build self-esteem and connect with other people.  Dozens of volunteers helped these kids […]

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Fun and Free NYC

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

If you’re in New York City this summer and looking for something fun and free to do, check out The New York Public Library’s “Celebrating 100 Years” exhibition at its landmark building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.  It’s hard to believe that this beautiful building with its famous marble lions first opened to the […]

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Tags: Arts and Culture · Author - Michelle

Five Tips to Stop a Bird From Flying into Your Window

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Spring is here and the birds are out.  I know because one of them keeps flying into my window.  The first time it happened, I thought it was a random accident.  But when I kept hearing the same, awful thud against the glass, I realized that the poor little robin wasn’t going to stop.  Luckily, […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · Good Lists

Star Trek and the Next Revolution

May 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In the Star Trek movie, First Contact, Captain Jean Luc Picard says, “Money doesn’t exist in the 24th century.  The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives.  We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.” Can a world without money really exist?  While some Star Trek predictions have come […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · News

The Good News of the Royal Wedding

April 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I didn’t think I was going to watch it.  But when I awoke at 6am this morning, I had to turn on the TV.  I couldn’t resist seeing the royal wedding live along with millions of other people on the planet.  And I couldn’t help but smile as I watched the beautiful bride walk up […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Entertainment · News

How About I Give to You and You Give to Me?

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you remember what life was like before Google and Facebook took over the world? I do, but I admit that the memory is quickly fading away.  If you’re in Marketing like me, then you know that the traditional way to reach customers has flipped on its head. Gone are the days when marketers can […]

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