Category Archives: Valerie Maez

Independence

Print this articleThis July, we celebrate 243 years of American independence. All countries honor their origins, but let’s be honest. No country comes close to what the United States has achieved. Our founding declared us to be free. It is … Continue reading

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Amtrak

Print this articleThe first trip I took on Amtrak was so bad, I swore they couldn’t pay me to take another trip. When fiscal hawks in Congress started looking at slashing Amtrak’s subsidies to help reduce the deficit I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A Greatest Generation mom

Print this articleThe month of May is full of promises. Usually, the weather is very agreeable, especially after a long winter like the one we just finished. Abundant sunshine, green grass, and a kaleidoscope of floral blooms bursting forth from … Continue reading

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Agents of chaos at warp speed

Print this articleMost of us would like to believe it would be difficult to graduate high school or be granted citizenship, without a thorough understanding of the three branches of the United States government and the foundational documents from which … Continue reading

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Let them eat SALT

Print this articleMarie Antoinette, the last Queen of France, has been credited with the saying “let them eat cake.” There is no proof that she actually said that, but her opulent life style and complete indifference to the winds of … Continue reading

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Imploding institutions and the millenials

Print this articleThe failure of highly educated and highly compensated CEO’s, along with their corporate boards, to manage their companies’ future is stunning. It is more of an indictment of the status quo business model that some corporations have embraced … Continue reading

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Media and voting

Print this articleMarshall McLuhan was a man ahead of his time who had a great deal of insight on the issue of how media is the message rather than a benign conduit. As such, its power to transform cultures should … Continue reading

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Conservancy’s effort raises questions

Print this articleThese are some thoughts on Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) acquiring ownership and developing land that was originally placed into a conservation easement. MLC is a nonprofit whose mission is to keep open space in perpetuity through the use … Continue reading

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