Immigration Statistics, Facts for Social Gatherings

One of my clients wrote a book on grandparenting. He’s a grandparenting activist, volunteering to set up grandparent programs at secular and religious schools across Chicagoland. At 88 he has several thousand followers on Facebook and Twitter and is an active blogger. For grandparents day in September, he ran a first person story from a…

Mindfulness, Different Perspectives and The Bardy Bunch

“Behavior makes sense from the actor’s perspective or they wouldn’t do it.  -Dr. Ellen Langer This quote rings a bell for me about how people can look at the same thing and see it totally differently… And how that is absolutely, positively wonderful, particularly in terms of teams and problem-solving for the world: The more…

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…

An Open Letter to My Fellow St. Louisans

The St. Louis High School Question Meet anyone from St. Louis, anywhere in the world, and if you are from there too, within the first five minutes someone will say “so, I have to ask the St. Louis question…where did you go to High School?” It is our own private club. Only we do it.…