Guest Column

April 22, 2021

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, an occasion that has inspired millions of people over the decades to take steps to clean up our world.Of course, your physical surroundings are important, but you also operate in other “ecosystems” — social, cultural and political. And you’ll need to consider your ...

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In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and ...

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Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences ...

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Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage ...

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The year was 1981. Ronald Reagan was in office. The country was facing a recession. MTV was bursting onto the scene with a hot new visual music medium and a group called the Sugar Hill Gang was introducing the world to hip hop with their smash hit, “Rapper’s Delight.”  For my family, it was the ...

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What slows down our personal and professional growth? What holds us back from reaching out, making connections, having conversations, and building relationships? Most importantly, what keeps us back from Standing Out? What makes it difficult for us to reach out and talk to people? I know for ...

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