To the Editor:
As a recent high school graduate, I'm told to prepare for my future: study hard, find an internship, make connections and pursue your dreams.
This isn't always easy, especially in a world where so many look out for only themselves. I've been fortunate, however, to meet Ryan Mackenzie.
We hear about Ryan's work to reform government and help constituents, but these only begin to show the kind of person we have as our state representative.
This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast concerning a house fire in Salisbury Township.
Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the warmth of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.
What can we do to fix the homeless problem in the Lehigh Valley?
Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."
One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.
The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.
His wife, the children's mother had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.
America's Endangered Species
My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.
I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day."
It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.
Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."
When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.
Do you ever take a day just for yourself?
Just three days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two former Navy Seals at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, emergency crews responded en masse to Parkland High School.
Americans have been told for more than a decade to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity they may see.
New York City even has a television and radio ad campaign describing various incidents that need to be reported.