Intercultural Family in Brazil: Does Age, Nationality or Relationship Determine Role?

The set-up was a trip to visit family in Brazil: me, Geno and our then 9 year old son, Lucca. Everyone (including my husband) had to work during the week. Except for my 19 year old niece/goddaughter Priscila, who was between school/work/growing-up/deciding what to do. There was much discussion and worry among Pri’s mom, my…

Women’s History Month Salutes Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum

This month the Executive Diversity Services Blog featured a profile of Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum: (excerpted from the full article, here: http://www.executivediversity.com/2017/03/24/womens-history-month-wilhelmina-parker-bentum-city-berkeley-training-officer/ ) “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” is the National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme and there is no one more fitting to spotlight than Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum, Training Officer, City of Berkeley. Over the past…

Use these Communication Techniques for a Happier Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day comes love, and with love comes communication and its counterpart, miscommunication. In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing helpful tips for communicating with loves ones. I hope these will come in handy. The “Is this on?” response. You say something to your darling sweetie and there’s no answer.  For example: “Honey, my…

FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE IS AN EYEWITNESS DOCUMENTARY OF SOVIET UKRAINE

AppleDoesNotFall.com is a first-hand, primary resource for historians, students, academics, anthropologists, genealogists, or anyone with interest in Soviet culture, Soviet Jewish immigration, families with roots in that part of the world and in this period of history, culture clash, and the implications for relations with Russia today. The author, Bena Shklyanoy, presented about the site and…