“I am an optimist… indeed” Maya Angelou

There is so much to say and write about Maya Angelou, while she was alive and now that she passed.  She lived her life expressing many truths as a activist, teacher, writer, artist, historian, filmmaker and human being.  She has been described as a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.  She survived the brutality of... Continue Reading →


Yes We Can! Nicholas Kristof has inspired me many times.  In today's NY Times op-ed, he writes about Tay Thi Nguyen, a 20 year old Vietnamese woman determined to pursue and finish college, the first person in her village to do so.  The eighth of nine children, she fought her parents who demanded that she... Continue Reading →

Not for Penn graduates only We all need to hear what the Penn graduates heard from John Legend at their commencement ceremony.  We need to be inspired. By John Legend talking about following his heart and opening his mind, he inspires us to open ours.  He enables us to imagine what we can accomplish if... Continue Reading →

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