Happy Birthday, ADA!

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The […]


Shared Space

I can’t remain silent any longer!  I have to do something!  I would climb to the highest rooftop and yell, but someone else would own it and there would be liability issues.  I could Blog or use Twitter, but I hope more people than just the tech-savvy would hear my cry.  So I have chosen […]

The Faces of Christmas

The Faces of Christmas

The Faces of Christmas by Merrily Bjerkestrand   Today I saw an angry face, raging, caused by impatience and inconvenience. Today I saw the face of unkindness, caused by a perceived threat, insult, or nagging disappointment. A judgmental face appeared today. It was accompanied by a raised eyebrow, a sideways glance, and a cold shoulder. […]

What I Have

What I Have…

I hear about women with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism who are intelligent and talented, driven and focused in an area of skill, but like to work or be alone.  They seek out and appreciate solitude.  They avoid or get overwhelmed by social interaction.  I love solitude and like to be alone.  I have […]

Images Of Excellence

Images Of Excellence

A business image requires visual cues that reflect the corporation or company’s character and standards. Most of these images occur via brands, corporate logos, or through marketing and advertising. A lot of company time, effort, and dollars go toward creating and promoting these powerful images. However, one of the most powerful and more cost-effective tools […]


Who’s Afraid of Formal?

There seems to be an ever-increasing trend toward casual behavior in many facets of society today, including business, education, and social life. This could be due to the worship-like level for personal comfort in America, paired with an ever growing, literally, population of obese citizens. While these two are very powerful forces, I suggest another. […]