What a whirlwind year 2016 was!! Now we are embarking on 2017 with lots of newness in mind. With a new national leader - there is much anticipated thought about how folks as a whole will respect and treat one another. How will Social Justice issues take a front and center position within a potential new national lens of less tolerance and more polarized thinking?
I am hopeful, though, that the basic humaneness of the citizenry will not answer this call of divisiveness and intolerance, but rather make the change to more independent thinking, acceptance and thoughtfulness to not only rebuild self but also one's fellow man, woman and most importantly our youth.
From a more personal perspective, I am approaching my 60th year in this universe. I marvel with what i have been blessed to show for it. Personally,I am proud to say there are my spouse, children and grandchild. On the professional level, a work tenure that has paid off in retirement. The business side, creating new opportunities to share knowledge and skills with potential clients who have a need to settle their disputes civilly; and/or to facilitate those who wish to enhance their learning journeys. This new path upon which I have set foot has become openly available to unlimited options for sharing, service and stimulating creativity.
I am looking forward to what the nation and the world have to offer. I look to build new relationships, nurture current ones and do my humble best to make the business and the community I represent, ones that promote acceptance and justice for all in the year 2017 and beyond.