Entries for November 2014

Counting my blessings ...

Posted on November 26, 2014

Counting my blessings ...

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

It’s Thanksgiving, time to count our blessings. And I have many. This year, however, at the top of my list is the uncanny bond between humans and animals. And I’m thankful that in the turmoil of today’s news, stories like this that bond us together instead of tearing us apart don’t get overlooked.  I was blessed with the gift (and curse) of connecting with dogs and cats, sometimes better than with humans. The jo... Read More >

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Posted on November 11, 2014

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

At this time in 1918, armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany, temporarily halting hostilities, signaling the end of World War I – and foreshadowing World War II. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson set aside November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. And in 1926, Congress formally declared Armistice Day a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace, honoring American Veterans of the first World ... Read More >

Elections 2014: Cooperation in a divided government?

Posted on November 10, 2014

Elections 2014: Cooperation in a divided government?

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The 2014 midterm elections are in the books, and the results were astounding. Most notably, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate and tightened their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives. Beginning in 2015, for the first time in the Obama era, Republicans are in firm control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress. While the Republican victory was sweeping, it is neither veto-proof nor filibuster-proof. Since the beginning of American... Read More >

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