Sending Love to Newtown, Connecticut

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When I saw the headlines, I felt nauseous. Words escape me to even convey the sadness that the people of Newtown, Connecticut – particularly those affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary – must be feeling right now. Normally this blog is about beauty and light, joyful things, but my heart isn’t there right […]

Happy. Proud. Hopeful. Thank You, President Obama

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“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” – President Barack Obama, from his acceptance speech in the early morning of November […]

Are You Ready and Registered to VOTE?

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Election Day is on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and I am SO ready and so excited! This will be my first ever opportunity to vote here – as you may recall, I only just became a citizen last year! I’ve SO been looking forward to this year, to cast my vote for the candidate I […]

Peace Prize For The President

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What a way to wake up! This morning President Barack Obama was awakened with wonderful news. He’s been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The committee explained the decision thusly: “The first African-American to hold his country’s highest office, Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking […]

She’s Bringing Brooches Back

Did you see Michelle Obama on Leno this week? To paraphrase one of my favorite Barrington Levy songs — every day I love her just a little bit more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubl5hSEoIQ0 I would be ever so proud to have her as the first lady. But this post isn’t about politics. It’s about fashion! 55 Secret Street […]

A Ray of Light in Political Darkness

This campaign has been incredibly hideous, so I was thrilled to catch the annual Al Smith memorial dinner on tv last night. The Al Smith dinner is a New York tradition, where politicians and the media lay off the harsh jabs and exchange anger for laughter for one night of the campaign season. Both Bush […]

Can’t Knock the Hustle

Wow. I am amazed by the internet, the speed of information, and the speed of entrepreneurship. The debate was just last night, and already online hustlers have run away with the two taglines of the evening — “That One,” as John McCain grumpily referred to Barack Obama, and “my friends,” which McCain said an astonishing […]