Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and while it will be the unofficial beginning of summer - marked with barbecues and special sales events, it is most importantly about honoring our American heroes who have died in our wars while serving our country. Memorial Day was originally recognized as Decoration Day, to remember those who … Continue reading Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Reduced to a stereotype

Some of the smartest people I've ever met were Princeton University engineering students. I lived in Princeton, N.J. for almost exactly twenty-five years, but was not associated with Princeton University. Neither I nor my husband worked there, we are not alumni, and our son chose another University when he was going to college. I did, … Continue reading Reduced to a stereotype

Melissa Mark Viverito, Manchester and the NY Puerto Rico Day Parade

Yesterday the NY Daily News joined the list of groups pulling out of NY's Puerto Rico Day Parade for honoring Oscar Lopez Rivera: by lionizing López Rivera as the parade’s preeminent figure, organizers have inescapably compelled sponsors and participants to join in honoring a man convicted of abetting violent terror to achieve his aims. As … Continue reading Melissa Mark Viverito, Manchester and the NY Puerto Rico Day Parade