There’s a crisis in America, but it’s not along our southern border.
A friend of mine recently turned me on to an interesting book by William Bridges, called “The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments.” Bridges, a well-known organizational consultant, author and speaker, has written several works on dealing with “transition” within organizations and careers, but this particular work is more a
The 116th U.S. Congress was sworn in on January 3, with many news outlets noting that this is the most diverse Congress in terms of race, sex and religious orientation in the history of this country.
Breaking a promise
For as long as Donald Trump had been running for the office of the President of the United States, he promised that Mexico would pay for a wall at the border.
Christmas was sparse this year. Opening a new business—a bar in Brooklyn—took more out of my husband and me in time and money than we planned. Who am I kidding? We hardly planned at all. We just forged ahead with an idea of what we were building together, with family, to sustain a son for the future.
At press time, the partial shutdown of the federal government is in full swing and President Donald Trump still insists he won’t sign any budget agreement that does not include $5 billion for his proposed wall between parts of the U.S. and Mexico.
Twenty-one-year-old Emma Long’s step brother Anthony Resti passed away of an overdose December 16, 2014—one of roughly 47,000 people who died from drug overdoses in the U.S. that year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Since then, Pennsylvania has consistently been one of the most at-risk states for opioid addiction and overdose.
My neighbor Joe recently posted a photo of himself in his Lawnsmith shirt, wearing a red bandana and his train engineer’s hat, admiring a display of Lionel trains running under his Christmas tree.
For some, the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new is an opportunity to take stock, make intentions and send good wishes to others. In the spirit of those well wishes, here are some forward-thinking messages from the staff at The River Reporter.
Some have lofty thoughts.