Women Who Changed History – Part 3

Disability Rights Movement Early nineteenth-century developments in disability rights included the development of Braille and formal education for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind people. The Disability Rights Movement is another important social movement. It was a major contributor to a shift in how we view those with impairments. Here, again, many women with disabilities played pivotal roles in this movement.  Judy Heumann “Disability …

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Women Who Changed History – Part 2

The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement is another major turning point in history, as Black Americans fought for equal rights and an end to segregation.  So many women played a significant role in this movement, as well. In addition to Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Dorothy I. Height, and the iconic Rosa Parks, there was Fannie Lou Hamer.  Fannie Lou Hamer ““I had …

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Labrador Retrievers as Therapy Dogs: How They Make a Difference

Labrador Retrievers possess a unique set of characteristics that make them perfectly suited to provide comfort and support as therapy dogs. Their intelligence and trainability, friendly and outgoing nature, size and strength, and warm and loving nature can make all the difference in the world to someone in need.

Amelia Earhart

Her Early Years  Amelia Earhart is one of the most celebrated people in world history.     Amelia Mary Earhart was born July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas.  Today we recognize her 125th birthday. Her father (Samuel Stanton Earhart) was a railroad lawyer and her mother (Amy Otis Earhart) was the child of a U.S.  District …

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10 Excellent Dog Breeds For Beginner Parents  

Privilege and Responsibility  Here is a list of 10 Excellent Dog Breeds for Beginner Parents. It goes without saying that having a dog is both a privilege and a responsibility.  In return for unconditional love, friendship, affection and (in most cases) protection, all you have to do is be responsible for his or her care, …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Recently, my friend Pete Johnson of re-blogged a post by Abbie Johnson Taylor.  It reminded me of my Dad, so on this Father’s Day weekend, I dedicate Lessons Learned from Dad to my Dad and all those celebrating Father’s Day.  I wasn’t able to get permission to publish Lessons Learned from Dad, but you …

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