Counsel on the Council

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In so doing, she relies on two main arguments: first, that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 20, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

Crowds, Hope and Inaugural Adventures

Yes, Mom, I’m Really in That Crowd on TV Despite growing up in the D.C. area, this was the first inauguration I attended. I spent the days before the event […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 21, 2009

114 Years Old and Counting

I tend to think more about “the rest of my life” over New Year’s than on any birthday. I ponder how I have lived and what I have done and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 05, 2009

Caroline Kennedy — aka Senator?

The name itself makes you stop and read the story — yet another Kennedy looking to enter politics? Combine it with “Caroline” and “Senator,” and you’ve got a showstopper. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 22, 2008

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008

What Shall Be Your Legacy?

I am a part of a message board on which I post daily. Nearly all of the members are college-educated people ranging from ages 18 to over 40. What’s fascinating […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   November 04, 2008

The Night Before the Election

‘Twas the night before the election, when all through the land Every pollster was out asking, “Please, show us your hand”; The voting booths were being tuned by IT folks […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   November 03, 2008

Protect Your Vote

The following was sent to members of AAUW’s Action Network last week, but with the election just days away the information bears repeating. Be Prepared on Election Day Find your […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 29, 2008

A Sign of the Times

Amongst the other seasonal displays in my yard I placed a new item last week. Added to the pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, mums, foam craft spiders, and glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, I placed a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 27, 2008