Lady Gaga Goes to Maine to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Lady Gaga just spoke in Maine to members of her generation -- not to be confused with"the generation of the senators who are voting" to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) later this week but are being blocked by Republican senators who threaten to filibuster the bill....more

This is amazing; The combination of timely news, relevant music and the personal statement from ...more

A Melding Thanksgiving Meltdown

Apart from the usual holiday festivities: the joining of family and friends and the over-indulging in tasty holiday delicacies–drama is usually a part of the overall experience. This Thanksgiving was no different. The underlying tension revolving around the impending nuptials abroad for one brother and his fiancé was for the moment, forgotten and instead, blanketed by the aroma of roasted turkey and simmering side dishes. I came down the stairs and noticed the absence of chatter, realizing that the crew had already begun munching....more

Supermarket Innovation & Green Design Part of Building Green Trend in Business

Not many retailers find themselves entertaining the state’s highest elected official for a store grand opening; but one Maine business did just that! A new supermarket open today in Augusta, Maine is the first in the nation to achieve platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation.   The Hannaford Supermarket will have much lower operating costs than a typical grocer; using almost half the energy of a typical supermarket.  The store's roof is green; covered with drought hardy plants to help conserve water and insulate the store. ...more

Supermarket Innovation & Green Design Part of Building Green Trend in Business

Not many retailers find themselves entertaining the state’s highest elected official for a store grand opening; but one Maine business did just that! A new supermarket open today in Augusta, Maine is the first in the nation to achieve platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation.   The Hannaford Supermarket will have much lower operating costs than a typical grocer; using almost half the energy of a typical supermarket.  The store's roof is green; covered with drought hardy plants to help conserve water and insulate the store. ...more

The Prettiest Coastal Towns in America

I'm still searching for the perfect town by the sea in a warmer climate..., luckily I live near one that made the list of "Prettiest Coastal Towns in America" by Forbes..., but as you might have guessed, it's coldish here (in New England)... This is a beginning: The List   ...more

The Women of the 2009-2010 Senate: 17 Voices For Change!

There are 17 women in the US Senate. Our highest total yet! Now that's what we call women's voices for change! Today, we'll be covering: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Kay Hagan (D-NC) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Amy Klobuchar (48, DFL-MN) Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Maria Cantwell (D-WA) ...more