Showing posts from March, 2020

The Covid-19 Virus was depicted 178 years ago, by author Edgar Allen Poe, as the "Masque of the Red Death"

As I learned more about the infamous Covid-19 Virus in the newspaper and on television this week, as my wife and I remained secluded, the unconscious part of my brain was nagging me, pinging me that I heard about such a calamity before this news breaking occurrence.  "Where did I hear about such a pestilence before?,"  I thought. Then it came back to me, as I was having coffee this past Sunday morning as I watched the news. I recalled a story I read more than 35 years ago at Colgate University , a small but quaint college, located in Hamilton, New York. I was enrolled in an English Literature course, where we studied the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, among other authors of his generation. As many of you may know, New York State is one of the "hot spots" for the Covid-19 Virus as of this writing. And, what disturbed me was a news story that described "wealthy people" leaving New York City in the wake of the virus, and going to their mansions in the Hamp

Alumni Leverage Master’s in International Business and Policy Degree to Boost Their Globally Oriented Careers

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business James Sinocchi, our son, was recently featured in a news story for the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service. ================================================================ What are proud parents supposed to do when they see their children succeed? We praise and brag about them, of course! Although not explicitly about disability, it is, as our children, a girl and a boy, were raised by a disabled father and able bodied mother. I hope you enjoy the read. Jim =============================================================== James Sinocchi (IBP’17) was looking for ways to advance his career and move into a leadership position. At the time, he was a counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and he was seeking a graduate program that would deepen his knowledge in global security studies. “Government agencies were increasingly