State of the Union: What Union?

poll graph

Between January 22 and 25, the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asked 800 Americans which one or two words best describes the state of the union. According to the poll, 37 percent of American's see the union as "divided". Thus the question, "What Union?"



Understanding Epilepsy in Dogs

our dog,Bailey Jenkinson

Epilepsy is found in all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs, that's why I am really glad we knew Gracie. Gracie was a very sweet little Italian Greyhound who lived with my husband's niece and Gracie had epilepsy. If Gracie's caregiver, Cindy, hadn't told us about the condition, I don't know if we would have kept our dog Bailey or not.



The Right Thing

shnauzer love

As I walked our Airedale Terrier, Bailey, I especially enjoyed watching my neighbor walk her Miniature Schnauzer. I've missed seeing them lately. Although her dog was 14 years old and blind, he still had the Schnauzer independence.

Minimum Wage:
One Selfish Argument for Raising It

Nelson Mandela spent a lifetime working to ease the struggles of his countrymen. Isn't it ironic that, in its haste to feed us the news of Nelson Mandela's passing, the mainstream media forgot the struggles of the underpaid Americans who work to feed us everyday?

Cold Call Tips for Warm Response

cold call

You don't have to freeze your toes off in the winter to keep your business running. Warm up to new clients by bringing cold calling into your (and their) comfort zone.
Cold calling can be pleasant and lucrative when you know how to do it the right way.

Be a Leader

woman at computer

Late in her life, my Mother taught me to be a leader. In her Senior years, she lost her sight. The first time I took her arm to help her navigate a flight of stairs, she indignantly pulled away from me."I take your arm. You don‘t take mine, " she said. ".You don‘t need to steer me. Lead me."

Cabbage Patch Kid

The year Cabbage Patch Kids came out, it was the only thing my daughter wanted for Christmas. Her Christmas wish was my only experience in Black Friday shopping. We fought the crowds and looked everywhere for one and everywhere was sold out.

Holiday Shopping

full parking lot

"Wait! They're backing out… oh no, they're waiting!" "There's a spot over there… oh no, they beat us to it!"

Help Our Children Learn to Earn

shoes

We all want to provide for our children, to give them a better life than we had, no matter how rich or poor a background we come from. Yet, I think the best way to provide for our children is to prepare them to lead a rewarding life.



Piles of Poo

dog waste sign

Before we brought home our Airedale puppy, Bailey. We researched dog breeds to be sure our puppy had the right temperament, the right health requirements, and that he would grow to the right sized dog. One thing we didn't research is how quickly poo can pile up from one little puppy. The EPA estimates that one dog can excrete 274 pounds of waste per year, depending on what and how much the dog eats. We think Bailey reached that limit in his first 6 months!