Whenever I find a positive story, I am bothered by the comments that invariably express anger and hostility instead of embracing the good. A pilot safely lands a compromised plane, and as people express their gratefulness, someone has to comment that she was just doing the job she was trained to do and it was nothing special. Why not celebrate the skill and the lives saved?Read More
Author: Lauren Roberts
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jason Witcher recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for “clear vision of both client and business goals” over the past year. Only 1,607 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors received the award.Read More
The representation of women in the male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields has been a topic of discussion over the last several years in education, business, and government. The statistics are alarming with women making up only 25 percent of computing-related occupations. The numbers are even more concerning when it comes to the representation of women of color (5% – Asian, 3% – Black/African American, 1% Latina/Hispanic), according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), 2016 Women in Tech Report.Read More
Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had a dream “…that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Brotherhood is another name for community and it is a need at the core of every human being. That is precisely what the team at The Mayor’s House in Stone Mountain Village is fighting for. Stone Mountain is a city unfortunately known for its racial divide, but that will all change soon as this powerful group of young leaders takes on a city to transform it into one of brotherhood.Read More
As day breaks, I realize that I am not the first to have awakened by far. The birds have risen hours before me, along with many other woodland creatures beginning their morning routine with loud and vigorous gusto. The loud morning cries outside my tent are the most peaceful noises I’ve heard in months. There are no beeping alarm clocks or email notifications greeting me as I reluctantly enter a lucid state of mind and begin my daily rituals. No, this is camping, and it is full of its own beautiful routines: pancakes and eggs over the fire, hiking until you drop, scarfing down dinner, and collapsing beside the campfire before bed.Read More
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