September 24, 2020

We tell kids to tell the truth, but we don’t expect honesty from our leaders. Lying has become a way of life in this country … so much so that we don’t expect anything else from our leaders.

President Donald Trump lied to us about Covid-19 and his administration prevented the U.S. Post Office from mailing masks to every household in the United States in April and now the...

September 10, 2020

One of the things I remember most about Sept. 11, 2001, was the singing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. 

I was a young reporter in Michigan, covering a special election in Macomb County held despite the terrorist attacks earlier that day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We watched the scene on a television tucked in a corner of the small storefr...

Describe your role at Vanguard.

I am the Vanguard Public Affairs Graphic Designer, meaning I help with creating confident and clear visual language for both our company and our clients. 

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Success to me is knowing I’ve made a positive impact on my community through my practice of art and design. 

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August 18, 2020

It’s Democratic National Convention Week! In any other year we probably would have heard this week described as a big one if you’re “into politics.” 

But it’s not any other year. We’re in a global pandemic and our country (ahem, President Donald Trump) has failed to mount a thoughtful, coordinated and cohesive response to COVID-19 based on actual science. The total absenc...

August 17, 2020

It was a trip to Walmart, of all places, that made me think that maybe, just maybe, we might be able to eventually pull ourselves up and out of this deep, dark place. 

It was there I saw a little girl gleefully standing in a cart as a woman pushed her through the aisles. It made me smile, but neither the little girl nor the woman could see it under the mask I was wearing,...

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