Surviving, But Not Always Thriving

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”

~ Muhammad Ali

President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced poverty legislation in his January, 1964 State of the Union address. It was during that speech that the War on Poverty was officially introduced. The President’s speech led to congressional action: passage of the Economic Opportunity Act which directed federal attention and dollars toward programs designed to improve the welfare of economically disadvantaged citizens.… [Read more]

Favourite Causes

I’m posting this for a change of pace (not that I ever said this blog would be ‘all politics, all the time’).  These days it’s easy to find something to gripe and/or get angry about so I really enjoy it when little things make me smile.  In my humble opinion, it’s important to take time away from the bickering and all the petty crap that can arise on any given day (Congress, are you listening?!?[Read more]