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An ode to Hayden Brumbeloe

I never met Hayden Brumbeloe, but I like the cadence of his name.   He grew up in a working-class town not far from Abilene, Texas under a hot dry sun in a land most often noted for the way it was depicted in the classic film The Last Picture Show.    


What's happening with Small Business?

The last time we covered small business was in May 2020. What’s happening now?


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Alicat Bookshop Blues

Patricia Vaccarino writes about the legendary Alicat Bookshop in Yonkers, New York.  


Boxed Out Among Friends and Lovers

Patricia Vaccarino writes about the challenges facing independent bookstores in the age of the pandemic, the “Boxed Out Campaign” sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, a few of her favorite bookstores, and the first time she bought a book at the legendary Alicat Bookshop in Yonkers, New York.                


PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – NOVEMBER 2020

Our November magazine has always focused on food and gratitude, but this November we are expanding our theme to help us heal from our wounds. We seek comfort from all of the small things that sustain us. Our stories focus on  a wide range of people who are creating comfort by building caring communities. And we are honored to share their stories. 

 


My Two Joes

When the going gets tough, I’m reminded of the two toughest men I’ve ever known: my two Joes. Joey Blue Eyes was my father’s nickname. At 20, this Italian working class boy from Yonkers found himself in the Marine Corps on the front lines of Korea in the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. Marching north to the Yalu river during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in 1950, he was one among 12,000 marines who...


WILLIAM LULOW – Capturing the Rhythm of Light

Master photographer William “Bill” Lulow characterizes light as the essential element that controls all of his photographs. Form, texture and composition come into play, but it is always light that steals the show. Lulow says, “I bring my lifelong love of photography and my studio lighting expertise to everything I shoot.” He describes his relationship with photography as a great passion, an ongoing love affair with the process of creating beautiful imagery. 


Rocky Mountain: High and Low

From Colorado: Rocky Mountain: High and Low...Are you thirty-something and thinking about moving to Denver, Colorado? For Millennials seeking opportunity, Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in America.


Buyer Beware: Do you dare buy a Haunted House?

Would you buy a haunted house? Doors squeak open and slam shut. Sudden surges of cold air rattle windows in their old wood frames. Hazy apparitions are seen from the corner of your eye. Unexplained noises trill down the chimney. Icy wind kicks up in a conic burst, settling into strange wet spots under stairwells, in the back of closets and under the kitchen sink. Contents of drawers spill out. Your favorite things are lost, later found in strange, out-of-the-way places, and you know you didn’t put them there. In the middle of the night you do not walk alone into that dark, drafty room. 


Fighting for the Soul of Democracy

Our goal is to fight for the soul of democracy.  Does Democracy even have a soul? This question is posed by Dr. Peter Corning, director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems.  “Democracy has one overriding virtue that all the other political systems lack.  It is, at its best, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” in Abraham Lincoln’s immortal phrase; it is self-government.”