Diversity in the USA is a Thing of Beauty

This July, let us celebrate our collective interdependence and embrace what we all bring to the 4th of July picnic table. Everyone is American on the 4th – just like everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. People celebrate the oneness of being citizens of this country – a diverse nation where people are embraced and welcomed. Progressive Workplace Culture …

PTSD in the Washington Region – Hidden in Plain Sight

Living in the National Capitol Region, we share the area with many military installations and service members. Americans pride themselves on supporting the military. People rally around the returning troops, attend fundraisers to help support individuals, brave freezing December temperatures to lay wreaths at military cemeteries, and countless other opportunities to show their gratitude. Some even come together to build …

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Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

Well, the battle over “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” seems to have reared its ugly head yet once again.  Apparently it’s becoming a new holiday tradition. I listen to people wishing each other “Happy Holidays” and yet complaining about not saying the other.  I wonder why the dilemma.  Why are we so unable to wish a Merry Christmas to those …