The struggle for gender equality is not about one appointed day – and our passion for gender equality ought not be relegated to a single calendar date. So why do we celebrate? We passionately embrace International Women’s Day because this is our opportunity to reflect, and reaffirm our commitment for gender equality, civil liberties, dignity, progress and human rights. So, it is a very important day to us indeed.
As I look around the Malin+Goetz office, I see so much to be proud. Not only do I see so many women, but I see women working and excelling in high level positions, often deemed the sole domain of men. We have women running our Digital Department, Finance Department,
So, it’s President’s Day. Unless you work for a bank or the government, or you’ve got kids in school – most of us don’t give President’s Day much thought; except of course for the sales. It’s sort of a silly holiday, even if it was originally nobly created to celebrate Washington’s Birthday, and later to include Lincoln as well.
While Washington and Lincoln were not perfect human beings, they were like all of us a product of their Zeitgeist. But their Zeitgeist embraced the Enlightenment, a time when folks like Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Rousseau, Smith and Voltaire, just to name a few drove us progressively to an age of truth, liberty,
Once defiantly naughty, now inescapably chic, and always a rite of passage, Cannabis has never been more à la mode. I came of age in the '70s, so it's no surprise that I indulged in an occasional puff. But frankly, I liked the rebellion more than the effects, so my first cannabis chapter closed before it truly opened.
When I moved to Amsterdam after college, I was awestruck with everything Dutch, and yes, that included what I think of as Cannabis: Chapter Two. There, hash, as they call it, was both mythic and institutionalized. "Coffee shops” dotted the city, with menus to suit any desired mood. For me, the experience was incredibly poignant, even Proustian, if you'll forgive