Lovely. From an episode of The Judy Garland Show in 1963. Their voices are wonderful together.
Check out this interactive map from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. What intrigues me at first blush is that the darker areas (greater percentage of giving) seems to overlap areas of the United States where you will find more strongly held religious beliefs within the general population.
Does that mean that religious people are more generous? Probably too little data to draw a conclusion, but worth exploration.
Below is a link to a Pew Research web page that shows the United States and location of various stages of religious belief, as compiled from a religious landscape survey (click on image to go to website). There does seem to be strong overlap.
Intriguing article from Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in the New York Times, “Women at Work” section, highlighting the differences between women and men in the office workplace. Even when roles are equal – or when a woman is in a superior role – women either self-appoint or are appointed the “office housework” tasks more frequently than men.
The most obvious tasks are getting coffee, making copies, and such. However, there are also the tasks of taking meeting notes, mentoring new hires, and planning office events, which seem to be assigned to women more frequently than to men.
The article not only points out how both men and women can fall into this rut, but also how to work out of the roles to provide more effective leadership and more productive results.
Where do YOU fall in this mix, and are you stuck there?
You should follow this blog. (Disclaimer – this blog is written by my daughter, so there is just a little Mother’s pride on deck. You should still follow this blog).
Cate is a college student, and writes from that perspective. That said, she has interesting insights into the world around her, a good head on her shoulders and a terrific writing voice.
Go and check it out.
For an adult, this can be applied to meetings. Just sayin’.
Very cool, very thoughtful reflection — put together one word, one day, at a time. Worth the watch:
Reprint from the May, 2014, Your ABA page.
This should be your New Year’s Resolution.
Four quick points (please read the article for more detailed information):
1. Helps you to be really good at what you do say yes to.
2. Facilitates your ability to live up to your commitments that you make to others.
3. Enables you to say yest to the best opportunities that arise.
4. Allows you to a live healthier and more satisfactory life.
A time-waster for your Friday. For all my Trekkie Friends:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
The Wall Street Journal has provided a website that shows the lasting effect of the first “war to end all wars.” Passports came into wide use as a security measure; Pilates was developed as an exercise for POWs; Plastic Surgery was developed to address some of the brutal injuries caused by the conflict.
The list is an amazing testament to how things we take for granted, today, were first conceived or put into practice as a consequence of WWI.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a way of capturing tax dollars from development to pay for the infrastructure needed for that development (roads, water, sewer, subdivision). It has received bad press recently, and is generally regarded with suspicion, anyway, since it seems like it’s either an additional tax, or “taking away” tax dollars from other budgets, but it’s neither. TIF captures tax dollars only from new development, and only for a limited time, and has no effect upon the pre-existing property tax base.
Here’s a terrific video that shows how TIF has been successful in commercial, industrial, and residential development, and how, for small and rural communities, it is the only tool that local communities can use to bring in and encourage development. This video features Tippecanoe County, Indiana, as well as its neighbor county (my home county), Carroll County. While the video certainly has a promotional feel to it, it is entirely accurate. I know this because I serve on the local Economic Development Board, and I have seen TIF in action.