Posts from — October 2010

Education is Power

October 28, 2010   Comments Off on Education is Power

I am claiming today, 28 October 2010, as “Life Goes On” Day.  It’s been a rough several weeks and though the grief is and will remain, I need to be about getting on with living and lighting and learning.

It is the last “l,” learning, that is the focus of today’s blog for on this day in 1636, Harvard University was founded — an amazing 16 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth.  Today, we also celebrate the birthday of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, who with his wife Melinda and their foundation has made improving the quality of public education a top priority.

I am a big proponent of the importance of education.  I absolutely can not stand the “dumbing down” of our elected officials and/or that being or pretending to be not as smart as a man is an attractive trait for women.  Please.

With all that said, keep on the ready, as CHC will begin a series of advocacy trainings, a new Academy, and other workshops. 

In our learning, we will become and be more self-confident and self-reliant, and, by that, even more amazing advocates. 


A part of something…

October 1, 2010   Comments Off on A part of something…

With all the energy and excitement leading to Sunday’s “big game” between our STEELERS and those ravens, a friend e-mailed me a video that highlights how massive is Steelers Nation.

From all the Steeler bars in seemingly every city in the world, to the Terrible Towel carried by the astronauts to the farthest reaches of space, indeed, the reach of Steelers nation seems without boundary!

Along with the tradition and those six Lombardi Trophies, the reach of Steelers nation is one of the things I love most about being a Steelers fan. Tell me, nation, is there anything better than going to the local “Giant Eagle” on game day and having everyone in the store, cashiers and customers alike, each wearing a Steelers jersey, sweatshirt, or hat!  Love it!

Yes, as a way to get my GO STEELERS! shout out, today’s Advocacy Lesson #19 is: make it a point to belong to something that is bigger than you and about more than just you.

It’s been proven time and time again, we are strongest when we are joined together in a common cause.  In focusing on your “WHY?” make certain the cause is bigger than you — yes, it involves you, yet, it is also about so much more than you.  “Together, we have and together, we will.”


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