October 2010

October 29th, 2010
Written by Francesca Biller in Eyes On The Enterprise with 1 Comment
Business woman
While women of color have made radical strides professionally, economically, and politically over the last 50 years, recent data shows that both racial and sexual discrimination continues to remain a harsh reality on all fronts when compared to white women and men.According to The Center for Women & Business Research, over the past two decades, minority women started companies at three times...
October 28th, 2010
Written by Rita Rizzo in Our Daily Walk with 1 Comment
Baby Boomers
It seems almost unbelievable, but 80 million Baby Boomers are now referred to as “retirees or near retirees.” Born between 1946 and 1964, the initial wave of Boomers will reach the traditional retirement age of 65 in 2011.Boomers, well known for their unconventional approach to life will most likely re-invent their retirement years as well. When asked how they planned to spend their retirement...
October 27th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
When contemplating Chinese food, one must first consider the fact that in China the preparation of food is as an art and not simply a task. This belief, for the most part, is due to the long history that entails almost all Chinese cuisine beliefs, primarily established by either Confucianism or Taoism.Regarding Confucianism and Chinese cuisine, records indicate that Confucius actually established...
October 26th, 2010
Written by Wendy Innes in Feature Stories with 3 Comments
Halloween is always a favorite time for children and adults, alike. This holiday is celebrated the world over by many different cultures, but some misconceptions about the holiday exist, including the belief that it’s an evil day, but that isn’t the case. Do you know where Halloween came from? Do you know what all of the traditions mean?Halloween as we know it in America today gets its roots from...
October 25th, 2010
Written by Amy OLoughlin in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 1 Comment
Tea Party
Dear Sticky Wicket, Based upon the Tea Party’s members/rally participants and its agenda on social programs, taxes, spending, immigration, and its tolerance of racist and derogatory posters at its gathering; do you think having a black president is fueling their efforts? Is the Tea Party movement racist? ~Pondering Politics, Spokane, WA Dear Pondering, It is too simplistic, and diminishes the Tea...