The Mythology of Betsy Ross and the American Flag
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The Mythology of Betsy Ross and the American Flag

Happy Flag Day, which, in case you didn’t know, is June 14th. It’s not a national holiday, but it is an annual observance first marked by President Woodrow Wilson’s 1916 Proclamation. President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949 designating June 14th as the official date.  As with all our major national symbols, we … Continue reading

Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst
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Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst

Ten years ago this week, I was deconstructed and reconstructed by two surgeons methodically bent on ridding me of cancer.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I remember saying to myself, with great regularity in the days leading up to surgery, “I just need 10 more years. Just 10 more years…” At 41, … Continue reading

Happy 100th Birthday to Girl Scouts of America!
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Happy 100th Birthday to Girl Scouts of America!

A century ago today, the very first girl scout troop was founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low. From that first troop, based in Savannah, GA, Girls Scouts of America has grown into a movement that has touched the lives of over 50 million American women, with over 3 million girls and adult … Continue reading

It’s International Women’s Day: Let’s Get Busy
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It’s International Women’s Day: Let’s Get Busy

Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. It’s a reminder to every single girl and woman will own their brilliance and beauty today–and every day. It’s a chance for us older gals to think long and hard about how we can raise and empower the girls around us. It’s … Continue reading