Tag Archives: awareness ribbons

Whatever It Takes

I’m constantly reading up on the ways that awareness ribbons are used in our culture to help raise awareness and money for various worthy causes. And also making a point of realizing that certain lapel pins, be they political, religious … Continue reading

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Will run for cancer

I do a fair amount of running. That’s my “extra curricular” activity. My high school gym teacher would be so proud. And when I run I get a lot of thinking done, which I think is true of a lot … Continue reading

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Do it for the winners and the losers.

June is just about upon us. Personally, it’s my favorite month of the year. Not too hot yet, but definitely summer. Lots of fests on the weekends, late evening sun, plenty of front porch sitting with friends and family. But … Continue reading

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Nuts are a No No

A lot of my co-workers are moms and dads. They work hard with me all day and then go home and take care of their families, help with homework, make dinner, get bathes in, the usual. But one of my … Continue reading

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Do the tighten up

In my line of work, charity is pretty much our bread and butter. We make awareness ribbons in every color of the rainbow, including polka dot and argyle. I don’t know offhand what those represent but I’m sure they stand … Continue reading

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Do you wear blue?

The first rule they always give you when you announce you “want to be a writer”: write what you know. And that’s good advice, unless you need to address something like child abuse when you yourself had a thankfully wonderful … Continue reading

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The Day Facebook Went Red

This has shown me one thing for sure: beliefs build brands. Fast. If you’ve been online AT ALL (which you must be if you’re reading my blog right now) you have most likely come across an article or more likely … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Lapel Pins for All Occasions and Causes

Americans are often looking for ways to support great causes. For example, in 1973, Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the Old Oak Tree helped instill a sense of pride, appreciation and awareness in civilians for returning military veterans. Since then, … Continue reading

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How do you roll?

I have to admit, this time of year, in Chicago, almost nobody’s car looks like much more than a giant salt lick on wheels, but no matter what time of year it is I always make a point, when I’m … Continue reading

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It’s the little things…

This last Friday our country was faced with another unimaginable tragedy out in Connecticut. A grade school in the small town of Newtown was attacked by an angry young man, and it resulted in a heartbreaking 26 fatalities, mostly children … Continue reading

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