Memorial Day 2018: some serve America while most serve themselves

I come from a long line of heroes. I wrote about my great, great grandfather, Robert A. Lower, who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Siege of Vicksburg. He was one of 18 survivors from a regiment of 120 union solders who fought to end slavery in America. Black Americans are free today … Continue reading Memorial Day 2018: some serve America while most serve themselves

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Corporate America Throws White Males Under the Bus

Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture North America, a large professional consulting firm, wants to accomplish what other executives at most major companies have been unable to do: Make sure men and women are represented equally in company ranks. Her goal is to create a 50% male-50% female workforce by 2025. As of last year, the firm's U.S. … Continue reading Corporate America Throws White Males Under the Bus

Drug Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Explode

Writing in Wall Street Journal, Harriet Torry alerts us that the number of U.S. deaths at work from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses jumped more than 30% in 2016. America's struggle with the deadly opioid epidemic is now common to the workplace. Torry highlights the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries … Continue reading Drug Deaths at U.S. Workplaces Explode

Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction

A November 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico, comparing medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use. This is what my preliminary research suggested. I pioneered this critical program at … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Addiction