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Nothing Dear about...


There is absolutely nothing dear about this Robert. After 3 were dead, the suspect Robert Dear is in custody.

Colorado Spring police arrested the 57 year old gunman after he was barricaded in the shopping area near the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, proceeded to shoot three policemen and a number of civilians.

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood

Colorado Springs Police confirm identity of suspect in shooting at Planned Parenthood

BBC News - Planned Parenthood: Three die in shooting at Colorado clinic

Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting via @Reuters

Cop, 2 more dead in Colo. Planned Parenthood shootings via @usatoday

Family Affair


November was once again an extremely sweet month for our entire family. Sabrina Caren gave birth to my fifth grandchild, a healthy and beautiful baby girl named Olivia. When she was born, my wife Yirong, and I quickly traveled from New York City to Los Angeles to meet and enjoy a week with the grand-kids and to help out the parents as they and the "bigger and older cousins" happily welcomed OLIVIA to The Soto - Polo Family.

Small Business Saturday


Now that the Black Friday madness has come and gone, anyone on the hunt for a variety of holiday gifts might have a more enjoyable shopping experience during Small Business Saturday.

American Express launched Small Business Saturday in November 2010 to help bring attention to smaller stores in communities and encourage shoppers to support local business instead of just mega-stores on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

American Values Survey


A new report just published by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) "Anxiety, Nostalgia and Mistrust"

Health Care, Terrorism, and Jobs Most Critical Issues

When asked what issues are most important to them personally, Americans are more likely to
cite health care (63%), terrorism (62%), and jobs and unemployment (60%) than any other issue.
A majority (53%) of Americans report that crime is a critical issue to them personally. Slightly fewer
say the cost of education (49%), economic inequality (48%), and immigration (46%) are critical

Black Friday


Get ready, get set, shop... Many believe that Black Friday the start of the holiday shopping rush, but nowadays people are shopping online earlier and some have already hit stores by Thanksgiving Day.

There are reportedly steals for the brave souls who hit the stores Friday. There are deals and steals of 2015.

Many of the most popular items are tech gifts, from Apple Watches to TVs and hoverboards. If you're navigating the throngs of mall-goers, here's everything you need to know to be a successful shopper.

Holiday Travel


Traveling for the holidays can sometime be a challenge. This means that it’s time for the busiest travel season of the year.

According TSA, airports and airlines anticipate millions air travelers nationwide during the travel period, an percent increase over previous years.

With many infrequent or first-time travelers, we wish to offer a cornucopia of travel tips and links to the most common things travelers need to know prior to traveling.

Top 10 Survival Tips for Holiday Travel via @TravelChannel

Free Thanksgiving Meals


City Island, NY Church is holding another free Thanksgiving celebration @ 12 Noon
Trinity Methodist City Island
113 Bay St, Bronx, NY 10464
(718) 885-1218

Angie's Restaurant getting ready to feed the community free meals. #happythanksgiving #wral

Free Thanksgiving meals in West Michigan via @woodtv

Restaurants pay it forward at Thanksgiving via @freep

Happy Everyday


Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Joy to the world... etc.

We get it, but how can we get that happy feeling, when there are many things going wrong? It begins with us!

Common sense is to slow down. There's no one behind me, nor a next place to go. Life is forever unfolding.

Wake up on the right side of bed, with a positive attitude and a great deal of gratitude.

Our space is a reflection of our internal state. If we want to see external change, work from the inside out.

USA Thanksgiving


George Washington, the first President of the United States under the Constitution of 1787, made this proclamation two years later in New York City. The initiative for the proclamation originally came from the House of Representatives, though support for the proclamation was hardly unanimous Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress by the President of the United States of America.

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