Monthly Archives: August 2013

We are marching by the content of our character, not by the color of our skin

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Because they marched. We are marching. President Barack Obama’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington expressed the Civil Rights Movement’s globally-endearing sentiment: its rallying cry is inclusion, freedom, and justice for all of humanity; the mission transcends national boundaries and […]

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LLWS & Achievement

The Little League World Series last week showcased amazing talent by young players between the ages of 11-13. Some of the most outstanding highlights include: A no hitter by California in extra innings Several grand slams and home runs in clutch situations Defensive fielding that would impress Derek Jeter Quick defensive decision-making under pressure Several […]

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Disaster Institute – Providing Information – Part One

In February 2012, I participated in New Jersey’s Disaster Institute led by the American Red Cross. The Disaster Institute features numerous courses geared toward specific response roles in the event of a hurricane or other disaster. One of the courses I took was Disaster Mental Health Current Affairs. This course prepares disaster responders to treat […]

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Diversity in the 2013 Little League World Series

Earlier this year Major League Baseball announced a study of the lack of diversity in the MLB. As a social institution, Major League Baseball has an enormous social responsibility to provide equal opportunities for all people, both on and off the field,” Selig said in a statement. (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9158114/mlb-forms-task-force-study-how-increase-diversity) Perhaps MLB needs to look closer at […]

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Common Core – Part One

“The Home Run That Tours America” is a great book for several vital reading and education programs in the United States. The subject, writing, and historical elements meet the needs of programs like the new Common Core and “Read Across America.” By its nature, the book satisfies the mission of these programs and provides teachers […]

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Trains and the Labor Movement – Part One

In “The Home Run That Tours America,” Jack spends much of the book unraveling the mystery of the monument in his hometown that reads “People Get Ready.” When he eventually learns its meaning from Clark, a black reverend in his community, Jack thinks he and Clark are from two separate, different worlds with different attitudes–despite […]

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