Business, Politics & Policy

 

Women have only had the right to vote since 1920. In 1934, the first woman was promoted to a director position of a major corporation but not until 1972 did one become a CEO. 1974 brought a ban on not hiring women just because they had preschool aged children as well as forcing pregnant women to take maternity leave because of our condition.  

For those of us in our 50’s and younger, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who have paved a path for us. Today’s business and political climate should remind us all that paths require constant maintenance and upkeep. Just like a path in the woods, those that are not maintained get overtaken by unwanted weeds, bumps and barriers to overcome and eventually require starting over to rebuild what was lost.

During my career, I have worn many hats, met many people, and learned many lessons.  The articles I will share in this section are in hopes of starting a dialogue about what really matters, what really is American, and what really creates a better future for our children.  Please join me on this exploration of what is possible if we all focused on one goal – Remembering and Reviving the American Dream. 

Maryland Proud

Maryland Proud

During this Covid-19 crisis, I am thankful to my state Governor, Governor Hogan, for displaying leadership, measured response, professionalism, and true patriotism. A leader inspires without demand of praise, gives without asking for return, remains strong...

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Take Back The Flag

Take Back The Flag

During a recent conversation with a neighbor discussing how her family was politically divided, she made a comment about how the American flag has become symbolic of a Trump supporter. This really struck me because we have been flying a flag at our home...

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Lessons From My Childhood

Lessons From My Childhood

Reflecting on the challenges of today, I continue to be reminded of lessons from my childhood. Like many households, there were certain phrases, sayings, that were used as guides for most scenarios. As are so many things from the “olden days” these words...

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American Care Act Was Meant To Care For Americans

American Care Act Was Meant To Care For Americans

No one is saying the current American Care Act (ACA) is perfect or has been perfectly implemented.  As with all large-scale programs, it takes so much compromise, consideration and time to get launched to begin with.  By the time it is implemented, the act is not as...

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Seeming relevant

Seeming relevant

Growing up, I recall my father having news radio on in the garage when he was working on the cars or in the yard. He would also read the daily newspaper cover-to-cover with his usual exacting way of carefully folding the paper as he read, each fold so...

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Things that Were Hot but Now Are Not!

Things that Were Hot but Now Are Not!

TangCigarettesMicrowaving in plasticLeaded (regular) gasRiding in cars without seatbeltsSneezing in our handsIce Cream on our cream of wheatJell-o saladSleeping in curlersLead paint on walls, dishes and toysNo helmets for motorcycle driving and hockey...

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$15 is Not the Solution to the Real Problem

$15 is Not the Solution to the Real Problem

Contrary to what our politicians like us to believe, these problems are more complex. Throwing other people’s money at any issue is rarely the answer. True problem solving requires the dissection of the issues at hand and an understanding of the root...

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