Random Acts of Kindness & Practices Civility Should be Part of Every Day

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​While getting my morning coffee at a local coffee shop today, a neighbor kindly introduced himself and we shared a friendly conversation.  An acquaintance invited me to an exercise class I have been interested in trying.  On the walk home, several drivers waved pleasant greetings; I have no idea who any of them were.  None […]

Valentine’s Day: Show Your Love by Taking Care of Yourself

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The name of Valentine’s Day may have its origins in ancient Rome with the grisly history of Emperor Claudius II executing two men with the name of Valentine on February 14, 240 A.D.  Legend has it that one of the two doomed men cared for his fellow prisoners and the blind daughter of one of […]

The evolution of women in the law: creating opportunities outside of the old model

The enactment of Title IX in 1972 changed many aspects of higher education. We frequently associate this important federal law with increased access for women to college sports. But that is only one way in which Title IX altered higher education. Professional schools began to allow women to enroll, not merely in dribs and drabs, […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2020 is the 25th anniversary of the federal day of service celebrating the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, to encourage Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the minister […]

National Bill of Rights Day

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On September 25, 1789, Congress sent the first twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution to the thirteen states for ratification. Of the twelve proposed amendments, numbers three through twelve were ratified by the states and were adopted, effective December 15, 1791. These first ten amendments to the Constitution became known as the Bill of Rights. […]