Monthly Archive: November 2012

Life on the Streets

As November, National Adoption Month, draws to a close, it seems appropriate to contemplate the challenges faced by the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico, where orphanages … Read more

The good news is that we are living longer

Elderly woman looking out of window
Elderly woman looking out of window

The 2010 census had some interesting things to say on the subject.

First, more people were 65 years and over in 2010 – 40.3 million, with 13.1 million aged 75-84 – than in any previous census. Second, the 65 years … Read more

Stiff Penalties for Record Spill

On November 15, British Petroleum plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history and one that took the lives of … Read more

So much to be grateful for…Thanksgiving in the United States

Thanksgiving 2012
Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time when we not only enjoy a bounty of good food and drink—and the company of those important to us—but also when we pause and reflect on what we are grateful to have … Read more