It is a time to publicly acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful ... and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.
When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.
As Summer Advantage USA has grown to increasingly diverse communities, including rural communities in Colorado and Indiana, my eyes have been opened to the unique challenges that face our rural communities across the nation.
When my neighbor and fellow salsa-lover suggested we sign up for Latin ballroom dance lessons, I immediately agreed. It was exactly what I needed. I took to it like a fish that had been starved of water its whole life.
The ecru palette of the line allows the eye to focus on the interesting mix of materials and textures throughout the collection. Quilted, thermal, tweed, felt and flannel textures seamlessly flowed together creating a synergy that each element alone could not.
The CEO of a great nonprofit has to be a "people person," sensitive to the needs, feelings, interests, goals, and communication styles of all those with whom he or she works, from employees and grantees to volunteers and donors.
Your soulmate makes you feel entirely whole, healed and intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.
It is not a best practice to try to do everything yourself -- even in the short time of start-up or beginning a business. The chances are good that you need the expert services of a local small business in areas such as marketing, bookkeeping, law, and taxes.
Gays also are hopelessly romantic and dream of the perfect guy. We want him so much that we end up being never content with the ones we meet. Thinking that there must be another one to come, we tend to spend little effort on the relationships that are actually in our grasp.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.
San Antonio-born, Princeton-educated business consultant, entrepreneur, and artist Robert Hammond has lived in Manhattan's West Village for several years. Near his apartment was a stretch of the old elevated New York Central Railroad tracks, which had been abandoned since the early 1980's.
It may seem hard to imagine, but one out of every three people in the world today does not have access to a decent toilet. Instead, many people in poor countries are left with no choice but to relieve themselves in open spaces, rivers or fields that drain into de facto local water sources.