Don, I am reboogging this great post. What a great read! You never disappoint. (And fellow readers, if you do not follow Don, you certainly should! He has such rich and interesting stories to tell.) Thank you for a wonderful post!

Don Ostertag: Off Stage

Celebrity endorsements or protests of political figures or views exploded during the Viet Nam Conflict. Nothing like what is going on the 2020 presidential race, but something totally unseen in the US before then.

Before WWII there was the Isolationist Movement with Charles Lindbergh as the figurehead; but after Pearl Harbor, the movement disappeared. Even Lindbergh volunteered to fight for the Allies. Turned down by the Army Air Corps, he was hired as a civilian advisor. Countless celebrities expressed their views by action, entering the War via draft or volunteering. Their actions better than words.

The Korean Conflict, America’s Forgotten War, received little media attention, let alone public concern. The American Legion and the VFW took a lot of soul searching and time before they accepted the fact that the participants were actual foreign war veterans and could become members. The US and the other countries involved did so under…

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Embracing The Unexpected: How My Dream Job Found ME.


I am so proud of my daughter for her personal growth and for her determination in these unprecedented times. After what has been undoubtedly the four most difficult months of her life, the fog has lifted. She got her dream job and this blog tells the story!

Two Moms And A Toddler

Image courtesy of USA Today

It has been a while since I’ve taken the time to sit down and piece a blog together. I know I promised myself I would blog once a week when I picked it back up, but you know…life happens. And it has been happening to me.

I’m so pleased to finally be able to share some good news in my life. As of July 10th, I completed my Advance Professional Diploma in Project Management and Leadership through Shaw Academy. This was something I started in April and I’m so proud of myself for finishing strong. I passed all four modules with a 95% or higher.

On top of this accomplishment, I found a JOB (insert happy dance here) — A good one, too! So today, I want to share the details of that experience because it totally took me be surprise in all the best…

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Florida! World’s Hottest Spot!


Very well written view of what is happening in Florida concerning Covid-19 and the madness surrounding the push to fully open the state. It did not need to be this way.


Guests wear masks as required to attend the official reopening day of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Saturday, July 11, 2020. Disney reopened two Florida parks, the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, Saturday, with limited capacity and safety protocols in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

It wasn’t that long ago folks that our Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis was bragging how everything that the experts had predicted for Florida didn’t happen.  We were not New York or any of the other states battered by the Corona virus.

He was all over television with the “I’m not criticizing those other states but the experts were wrong,”  Yadayadayada.

When he made those speeches Florida was mostly under lockdown. After the video of thousands of young spring-breakers partying on the local beaches just about everything was shut down.  And indeed…

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Day 196 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/This is it – There is always something to be grateful for.

I am reblogging today’s post from LSS Attitude of Gratitude’s blog. Today she embarks on the last 28 days of her work life before she begins a well deserved retirement. Her ability to find positivity and gratitude each and every day is amazing. Why not check out her blog and follow along?

via Day 196 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/This is it – There is always something to be grateful for.