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Pen and Paper

I had to laugh when I read my horoscope this week. In reads, in part, “You might want to keep paper and pen handy this month so you can jot down notes because your head is swirling with ideas. Take down as much information as you can, and then go back to it when you have more time to explore your thoughts.” Anyone who knows me knows I am not relaxed unless there is a pen and paper close by me at all times

Friday was the 91st anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote.

When I was a student at Western Junior High School, I was accused by my history teacher of being a feminist. Thirty-five years later I still do not understand why believing people who do the same job should receive the same pay regardless of gender is being a feminist; but it is a belief I still hold.

What is nice about the passage of time between my junior high school years and now is that this is not a concern of the current generation of women. It would never occur to them to even consider this element. There is an assumption that if they are hired for the same job, they will be paid the same. Now, that’s progress!

Saturday, Hurricane Irene made land fall in the United States.

This link is too late for Irene, but a good review for those of you who are creating your emergency kits and go bags for the “the next event.” Check out:

9-11 Memorial Celebration

Today I learned that Mayor Bloomberg has decided that no first responders, no prayers, and no clergy will be at his official New York City 9-11 Memorial celebration. When first I heard this, I couldn’t believe it. And while I could write a lot of words about my opinion of this appalling decision, I believe this photo says it all. To ALL the first responders out there no matter whether your uniform is sailor, soldier, air corps, marine, police, fire, or EMS, God Bless You!



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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