Progress begins with possibilities: the dream of reaching unimaginable heights, consequently setting the stage for success and making life a little more manageable for those who follow in our footsteps. Progress ends, when we become complacent and disengage a little too quickly satisfied by our own individual successes. Progress ends, when we feel that we have come far enough even though we have not yet reached our final destination.
Women in American have made progress. In
With my Patriots out of the running, I had no vested interest in watching the Super Bowl this year. Bruno Mars is great, but he is not one of my favorites so I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to the Halftime Show either. This year I decided to skip the parties, leave my jersey in the closet and watch the game from the comfort of my own couch for the same reason most Americans tune in to the football marathon-for the commercials. I am typically a fan of the commercials whe
"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater Nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." ~MLK I had the honor of visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2012. I was taken aback by how emotional the experience was for me. As I walked with my mother through the "Mountain of Despair" to the "Stone of Hope," a reference to a line from Dr. King's
I had the opportuinty to speak with the audience at TEDxAmerciasFinestCity in October about the importance of acceptance. Check it out! #ted #acceptance #americasfinestcity #tedx #map #lgbt #usmc #women #usna #navy
“The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you understand why.” I had the privilege of returning to the Naval Academy to honor a graduate who distinguished herself on the basketball court as the Captain of the Navy Women’s Basketball team and in the Fleet as a Naval Aviator. Commander Becky Dowling Calder, a graduate of the class of 1998 and Navy F/A-18 Hornet pilot became the first female graduate of Navy’s Fighter Weapons School, better k