RAM and Me

For six years I have been an active member of the Watergate at Landmark’s (WAL) Lions Club. For the last three years I have served as President and now serve as Club Secretary. The traditional service project for all Lion Clubs is visual health. For the last three years I have volunteered with the Virginia … Continue reading RAM and Me

A Prayer for these Contentious Times

Are you having to avoid all discussions of politics these days? Is it just too stressful? Consider meditation or prayer and I suggest using the Serenity Prayer. If you are not familiar with this prayer, here is what Wikipedia says about it: The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer written by the … Continue reading A Prayer for these Contentious Times

How Popular Cultural reinforces or Neutralizes “Othering”

The 2019 AAUW-Virginia state convention focused on how our organization can be more inclusive. In 2017, for my Post-graduate program on Antiquities Theft and Art Crime I wrote about cases of popular culture (books, movies, etc) either reinforcing or neutralizing “othering”. What follows is an excerpt from that essay. THE EFFECT OF POPULAR CULTURE ON … Continue reading How Popular Cultural reinforces or Neutralizes “Othering”