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Entries by Tamar Birckhead from 11/2012

In the Eye of the Storm: Remembering the Most Vulnerable

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Impact

Consistent with human nature, our interest soon faded. As we resumed our regular activities, the media began another news cycle -- focusing on the election results, the next nor'easter, a celebrity marriage or the latest grisly murder. It is unfortunate but inevitable.

Why Obama Won: The Empathy Factor

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

When we voted for President Obama, what were we motivated by? For each of us it was different, but collectively we knew what we didn't want: a government that would repeal health care reform, end Medicare, cut food stamps, or give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires.

A Holiday Gift from Me to You -- Really!

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and enter the holiday season, I am reminded of our annual family tradition, one that I imagine is shared by many across the United States.