Articles on PR for People

Vote-by-Mail | A Reality Check

In this issue of the Connector, Barbara Mc Michael has written about how vote-by-mail can help to generate higher voter turnout. Her feature article explores what is going on with voting in Wisconsin, South Carolina and the state of Washington, as well as the current status and capabilities of the United States Post Office. Voting by mail has major ramifications for the outcome of the 2020 election. 


One person One Vote

Everyone is talking about the 2020 election! Americans speak their minds and never quit, even when the going gets tough, or when darkness sets in and steals light away from truth. This year is going to be a very close election and there is no telling who might win. The stakes are high! Candidates are running neck and neck, like a horse race. Your vote really will make a difference. 


Libraries We Love – Requiem for a Dead Library

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month Patricia Vaccarino writes about the James J. Hill Center (formerly named the James J. Hill Reference Library) located in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Small Business in America| What’s happening on Main Street?

What’s happening on Main Street, USA? Small Business has always been, is, and always will be, the backbone of America. In the May 2020 issue of the Connector, Barbara Lloyd McMichael zeroes in on the local effects of a global pandemic by examining Kent, WA as a case study. Kent’s current efforts to grapple with the Covid-19 meltdown is a microcosm of what is happening in communities across America.


Books We Love: Yonkers in the Twentieth Century

For anyone who is interested in the 20th Century history of Yonkers, this book is a must-read. Also, anyone who is interested in the history of American cities that have roots in an 18th Century colonial past and an industrial 19th Century past will also benefit.  Author Marilyn E. Weigold does a fine job of unfolding the city’s rich history which is rooted in the waves of immigrants who found their way to America to seek jobs with a good living wage and a safe place to raise their families. 


April 2020 Magazine

This month, we profile Master Photographer William Lulow. To learn more about the story of “Bill” Lulow life and career, please see our feature article or listen to his podcast. It is such a great time to feature Bill Lulow’s work because he also regularly posts on his blog, offering helpful tips and tricks of the trade, so we can all become better amateur photographers! 


Desperately Longing to be Lolita

The Lover by Marguerite Duras is set in 1920s colonial Indochina. A French teenage girl meets a handsome Chinese playboy, who is from a respectable family. Going against the conventions of their respective societies, the lustful pair begin a torrid affair in a seedy Saigon neighborhood. 


Healing STARlight Straight from the Heart

In this morass of heart- wrenching woundedness, Dr. Jeffrey Gurian shows us in his new book how we’re all connected and how being hurt is really something we all have in common. It is what makes us human.


Dread of Winter

Dread of Winter by Susan Bickford has been nominated for an Edgar Award. 


The Story of a Lesson in History

Despite controversy in 1974, La Storia became a best-seller, selling over 600,000 copies in Italy alone. Regardless of what the critics said, word on the street heralded this book for its poignant storytelling that was powerfully executed by the brilliant Italian writer Elsa Morante. Today this profound beauty of a book has endured and will continue to stand the test of time.