As usual, old times here are not forgotten.
This week the National Policy Alliance, a coalition of 10 member organizations representing over 11,000 elected officials, sat down with President Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss a plethora of pressing policy issues.
So many of us speak a new language thanks to our cell phones. We have become electronically bilingual through the use of text messages. Even I, the last dinosaur of the spoken word, have fallen prey to the tiny keys that allow me to send messages full of seemingly random letters. I can throw up deuces at my high school English teachers while I break every rule of grammar I ever learned. I like text messaging. It saves time and allows me to get straight to my point while dispensing with the pleasantries that accompany traditional conversation. But my sister’s text message reminded me that this austere form of communication doesn’t have to be devoid of all emotion.
Wow! What a busy year I have had. In a year’s time, I have attended more than 65 Columbia events… and you said there was nothing to do here! As it turns out, there is plenty to do here. There’s everything from society, politics, galas, and cultural festivals. And there is something for everyone; you just get out and do it. Here is a run down of some of the events I attended.
CHARLOTTE – In what appeared to be a “circle the wagons” effort, the Carolina Panthers ended the home phase of their 2010 season as a winner.
As first lady Michelle Obama looked on, President Barack Obama on Monday signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will set national nutritional standards for public schools, boost funding for low-income meal programs and advance his wife’s campaign against childhood obesity.
Join advocates for peace and progress gathering Monday, December 20, 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina for a vigil and march to oppose this gala which would celebrate South Carolina’s secession from the United States of America in order to retain the privilege of holding human beings as property. This initiative is part of the ongoing Campaign for Dignity in South Carolina.