This is a difficult letter to write for many reasons. As a constant business traveler I have cherished my relationship with Starwood Hotels staying with them whenever possible. My Westin experiences have overwhelmingly been positive, and made memorable, by Starwood's massive commitment to service that typically is infallible whether you're checked in to an Aloft or the St. Regis. ...more
Some more reminiscing...
In the long-ago summer of 1986 I was 19 years young, had just squeaked through my first year of university, and was back in what I considered to be my hometown to look for a job.
By Suna AkyuzThe problem perhaps with women’s rights issues is the use of the word women. It is a simple problem with detrimental effects to the cause. The word women is alienating to half the world population, and misleading to even its proponents, because the fact is, and let’s be clear, the issue of women’s rights is a human rights issue....more
Last year, I let this day slip by. I'd written about it the three previous years. I spend a lot of my time trying to create empathy for people (all people), and this -- the casual disregard for people with intellectual disabilities, the widespread belief in our society that people with disabilities are disposable -- hurts. It isn't the word that hurts -- though it does -- it's the WORLD that hurts.
Internet, meet my Earl Grey. Earl Grey, meet the internet. Tea (Earl Grey, hot) is not what this post is about but it is enabling me to keep my eyes open. I give credit where it is due. This post is going to be about that quote up above the picture of my delicious tea. It is going to be about 'The A Word'. Atheism....more
Where is this alleged race card that people accuse minorities of playing? Is it hidden up my sleeve? Is it in a special deck that only people of color receive in the mail? Do we carry it around in our wallets to flash when we falsely accuse all the kind and benevolent people around us of discriminating against us? Continued at PenPaperPad....more
It happens with regularity: Another beloved, high-performing employee is fired because someone's discriminatory panties get in a twist. Today's example: After 19 years as a physical education teacher for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Carla Hale was fired last month after an anonymous parent complained to the school that she had listed her female partner's name in her mother's obituary.