Monthly Archives: July 2014

U.S. Border Crisis

It seems to me… “A lasting solution, the possibility to begin a new life, is the only dignified solution for the refugee himself. “ ~ Poul Hartling, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 1978‑1985. The U.S. has a humanitarian crisis on … Continue reading

Posted in Border, Canada, Central America, children, Deportation, Doctors Without Borders, El Salvador, Emma Lazarus, Guatemala, Honduras, Immigrant, Immigration, Medical, Mexico, North America, Refugee, South America, Statue of Liberty, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Judicial System Reform

It seems to me… “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. The U.S. has … Continue reading

Posted in Assault, Control, Convictions, Crime, Criminalization, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Drugs, Execution, Gun, Homicides, Homicides, Incarceration, Incarceration, Intervention, Judicial, Legal, Legalization, Marijuana, Offense, Prison, Prison, Recidivism, System, System, Violence, War On Drugs, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uncommon Courtesy

It seems to me… “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” ~ Fred Astaire. Have you ever noticed how people will walk through the door to a supermarket and STOP totally oblivious to anyone … Continue reading

Posted in Appreciation, Civility, Compassion, Consideration, Courtesy, Customs, Generosity, Gratitude, Kindness, Manners, Respect, Traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That Perfect Job

It seems to me… “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius. There isn’t any universally perfect job, all entail certain compromises. Any job I might consider perfect would … Continue reading

Posted in Acting, Artists, Athletics, Carpenters, College, Computer Science, Dining, Education, Electricians, Employment, Engineering, Entertainment, Fire, Food, Hospitality, Jobs, Legal, Leisure, Mathematics, Medical, Military, Mining, Music, Plumbers, Police, Profession, Public Service, Sales, Selection, Trades, Transportation, Utilities, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment