PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – JULY 2021

This is our beauty issue. We offer the works of several fine writers who take us on a journey to think about the world we live in.


The Tree, the Bird and the Art

The first line of John Keats’ poem "Endymion" has long been quoted by pundits and other poets.  "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever," wrote Keats. But I wonder if beauty provides lasting joy? I often think of beauty as something we experience in the moment. 


The Party of Fear vs Party of Hope

Both the Democrat and Republican parties employ Fear and Hope messaging in marketing their campaigns.


Books We Love: Along Comes A Saint – Dorothy Day

The story of Dorothy Day's life reveals the  paradoxical struggle between her profound loneliness and intense joy. The two emotions of loneliness and joy are never at cross purposes and instead hang in the balance, protected by the bliss of knowing God. 


Can Critical Race Theory Reframe American History Successfully?

For the first time in four decades, we have a new national holiday, the Juneteenth National Independence Day. It celebrates the liberation of Black American slaves from the last city enslaving them in Galveston, Texas. 


Building Back Better: U.S. Department of Labor

Barbara Lloyd McMichael’s monthly column examines the history of key government agencies and how they are “Building Back Better” under the Biden Administration.


Coming Up For Air

As we come up for air and look around, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is not nearly over. Just yesterday the president pledged a half a billion doses to marginalized countries, matched by other members of the G7, as new variants of the virus appear.  


Libraries We Love – Job Seeking? Go to your local library!

Each month, we profile a library: Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic. This month Patricia Vaccarino writes about the many ways that libraries provide resources to people searching for jobs.