Friday, March 28, 2008
‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’
‘Illinois’ Foremost Goodwill Toy Ambassador’
‘America’s Greenest Mascot’ &
‘Mankind’s Most Beloved Toy’
states that Earth Hour (sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund – http://www.earthhour.org/) is slated as the ‘Darkest Hour’ when people (in some 217 Cities across the Planet) are urged to turn off all the(ir) lights (in their homes and businesses both) to make a Collective Statement about Climate Change.
However, at this highly pivotal point in Fleeting Time (March of 2008), smart and savvy People (which We all like to be known as) already know that Statements have been made; much work has been done and We consciously know that certain precautions must be taken to save our Environment…or else.
"Turning off the lights is ludicrous," states THE FROG, a Species that has spent 217 million years on Earth, even outliving the Mighty Dinosaur.
Q: Are hospitals turning off lights and respiration machines?
Q: If an emergency ambulance vehicle is racing off to a hospital on a dark city street, could it be the cause of a worse accident or paralyzing experience?
It’s been a known Fact for decades (by Criminologists and Sociologists) now that once the ‘lights go off’ the Crime Rates rises. City Streets are hazardous enough not to keep ‘the lights on’ for that reason alone.
The only Positive that could beneficially come of this Event is that 9 months later, a slew of Babies will be born. A few cents will be saved on the month's Com Edison Tab.
“This Green/Eco Concept was NOT thought out well enough…at all,” GORF summarizes. “It would be better if for that Designated Hour, Retail Stores gave Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs away, which by all standards, are extremely expensive to the average American - European - Asian - African and Chicagoan these Days."
PART OF THE GORFian PLAN:
“If you do want to make a Difference – a significant One – instead of turning off the Lights on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 8-9 PM, GORF suggests that the Hours be changed from 8-9 AM when Individuals and Families (both) clean up their neighborhoods; plant a flower bed and/or clean out a closet. That Practice is much more do-able and can be completed in ‘broad daylight’ without using a single light-bulb and potentially causing more havoc than the Planet or its People really need. Plus, once an Exercise like this is started, it can last many more Hours – than a nightly Event which is quite tiring to those who have been ‘up’ for most of the Day.”
GORF (a/k/a: THE GRIN REAPER ®) is the Brainchild of Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, a Chicago Personality known as 'America's Premier Eventologist' (by Insight Magazine of Washington, DC in August of 1997) who has deemed:
as THE DECADE OF THE FROG with GORF officiating.
For more ecoGreen GORFisms ® on Nature;
to interview GORF for a Radio/TV Show;
to have GORF be a guest at your company commenting on Energy Saving Devices, etc.; and
how We can all participate in the GREENING OF THE GALAXY ®,
KEEPER OF THE FROG, GORF
ACCORDING TO GORF: "Earth Hour is 60 Minutes of Wasted Time."
If anything useful does come of this Event, perhaps the Media Coverage devoted to this 'Hour' will spur you to think and develop your own ways on dealing with and focusing on how to empower the Earth.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Energizer® Keep Going® Hall of Fame 2008 searches for Individuals of Perseverence & Determination
A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
How ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH*
embodies Perseverance & Determination
Visualization is what one of the Contributors at my Tuesday Writer’s Group says about the Art of Writing. With that in mind, when I reread the Entry Statement to Energizer’s Hall of Fame Contest (previously backed by the context of a highly ailing and recessionary Economy where the Bear in Bear Stearns whimpered out of control last week), I ‘envisioned’ (thanks to this applicable Method), the rosy Rabbit rising like a Phoenix, each Day no matter what The Odds are.
Despite the Weather…
Despite Monetary Enslavement…
Despite Parental Control…
Despite reckless Relationships…
Despite Neglect, Rejection & Abandonment… and
Despite that 3RD helping of Mashed Potatoes,
there you have it. Another Contest that seeks to single-out an Individual who tries their hardest and darndest to succeed, regardless of the complicating Odds that he or she is facing.
The Focal Point of The eBunny (that’s my new Nomenclature for the “Energizer Bunny” in an Electronic Age) is that “The Hare” is backed by a solid Product Line that keeps beating to the Sounds of his own Drum and thus powers-up People’s Lives in every Direction possible, making N.E.W.S. (that is: North – East – West – South).
Is HARENERGIZER ® the only Pop Culture Icon found in Wikipedia?
Possibly not, but HARENERGIZER ® (another Koopersmithian Ad Term) definitely has a Fan Base of Billions of Satisfied Customers over the last Two Decades. This Fact must bring a Smile of Pleasure and Reassurance (both) to those who work with The eBunny every Day…from the Upper Echelon Magnets like William P., Ward and J. Patrick to the Paint Company that carefully and methodically stirs the correct Amounts of Red and White Dyes to arrive at the exact Hue-Tone The Bunny is immediately identified by.
There’s never been an eBunny Recall.
That Fact alone is enough of a Marketing Strategy that could hop away with High Honors and Awards at any Electronics Show(place). And you read it here F.I.R.S.T., Folks.
Easter arrives early this year…
‘THE ENERGIZER’s KEEP YOU GOING HALL OF FAME CONTEST’ closes on the First Full Day of Spring on Good Friday and Purim, Two (2) Days shy of Easter Sunday. The Bunny, no doubt, crosses over to all Peoples which is reassuring as Energy is needed by Everyone these Days. Multi-Tasking can and really does wear a Person out and takes its Toll. Entire Magazines, Newsreels and Blogs are penned about the Topic of Fatigue and Tiredness.
HOW I PERCEIVE THE ENERGIZER EXPERIENCE: By subtlety and subliminally even using the Word ‘Energizer’ on a Product Line or Brand, an Individual is instantly powered-up to know that the Best is yet to come in an invigorating and vibrant manner.
AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL LESSON:
While growing up, Baby Boys would receive Blue Toys. Baby Girls would find their Cribs filled with Pink Toys. Some Parents cautiously stuck to White or Yellow Toys, but no matter what Bunny, Bear, Cat or Dog Toys are, their Popularity is as prevalent now as it was Generations ago.
One of my first Stuffed Toys was a Pink Bunny haunched on his back two paws who is now 50 years old, a glorious Vintage Relic by all means. “BUNN” happily and proudly sits in my Toy Room known as The PROP-a-torium ® as I’m a TOY Stylist and (needless to say) is one of the Motivational Start-Ups of my Day.
FLAW OR FLAIR?
Obsessed with Self and Self-Preservation, I find that I’m the Perkiest Person I know. I’ve been told that ‘Comment’ for Decades by Teachers, Co-Workers, Friends and Relatives. Even Strangers I’ve met on-the-street can easily and immediately tell that Disposition by my Special(ized) Way of Speaking and Conducting myself. It’s not an Act, a Show or a Put-On. I’m just raw Brunette Ambition-in-Action who, throughout the Decades of Growth & Discovery, never:
allowing me to be as resourceful, clear-minded, creative and high-powered as The Energizer Bunny ® without fail. Up at The Crack of Dawn, I schedule a full-day which is always taken in stride as I peddle around Chicago on my Bike…bright Pink, of course.
‘ALL SYSTEMS GO’ is how We should run our Days. Today, with the Green Movement of:
Recycling, Reusing & Recharging
in full swing, there’s no better Avenue for a Person to be ‘fully energized’ like the pink ‘n peppy eBunny himself as they pursue and undertake their (own) Plans and Projects.
THE PERTINENT QUESTION OF THE DAY IS:
Could the Energizer Bunny (known as E.B. to his Friends and Chief Bunny Officer) begin his own ecoGREEN Program? Most definitely. “THE PINK ENERGIZER BUNNY GOES GREEN” definitely would grab the Media’s Attention.
Peering back over the last 18 Years alone, I’ve had created 50 Books/Manuscripts and have launched Literary and Humanitarian Campaigns as:
Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991
Cartoonists Against Terrorism ©2001
Eventology ® with 1,700+ HOLIDATES ® attached
“Things (just) don’t get done, they get done with Charisma,
Action and Appeal paid to the fine(st) Points.”
“Things don’t get done:
Life isn’t lived to its fullest if you are not energized.”
Quote of: ASK
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 – 7:51 AM
The Patterns We set and make for Ourselves show how We’ve lived our Life. Being as energized as the nimble eBunny and ‘BUNN’, my very own Pink Toy Rabbit (that’s been Part & Parcel of Adrienne’s Antiques And Attic for a very long time) fervently verify that every Day rocks, rolls and reels with pure Energy (NRG).
E.B. MEET TY. TY MEET E.B.:
For someone who’s already been discovered, is beloved and represents a fine Example of a Person(ality) who boldly embodies Perseverance and Determination, just flick your Remote Control to ABC Channel 7 on Sunday Evenings with Ty Pennington of Extreme Home Makeover. There’s an Individual who is so charged up on Life that he (by far) makes most People ‘exhausted’ just by watching him on his pre-taped Program.
LEAVE IT TO ANTHROPOMORPHISM:
The Energizer Bunny ® is in the Company of other Furry Greats. To keep in balance with The Spring Season, to name a few others from the Historical Lot of Hares and Rabbits, We have:
Bionic Rabbit, Brer Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, Bunnicula, Bunny Rabbit, Buster Bunny, Captain Carrot, Crusader Rabbit, the Easter Bunny, Fluffytail, Frank, Funny Bunnies, Jessica Rabbit, Lola Bunny, Mr. Bun, Mr. Floppy, the Nesquik Rabbit, Ninja Rabbits, Peppy Hare, Peter Cottontail, Peter Rabbit, Reader Rabbit, Ricochet Rabbit, Robo-Rabbit, Roger Rabbit, The Trix Rabbit, The Velveteen Rabbit, The White Rabbit, Thumper and Wonder Wabbit.
From the Science Annals, We see that the Rabbit Order is: Lagomorpha
The Rabbit’s Family is: Leporidae
The Rabbit’s Genus is: Oryctolagus
The Rabbit’s Species is: cuniculus
Lago is Greek for Rabbit. Lepus is Latin for Hare. Cuniculus is Latin for Rabbit.
Then, of course, there’s the Pink Panther, but he’s not in the same Energizing Class as E.B. is!
TALLYING UP THE YEARS
FROM THE MOUTHS OF OTHERS: (No Payoffs here).
Probably one of the nicest and most sincere Compliments I’ve received from many People (throughout the years) is that I don’t look my Age. As of March, 2008, many of these People have erased 28 years off my Life; however, I have enjoyed each Day, Month, Year and Decade via my own Plan of Verve, Vim, Vigor & Energy (which evidently works).
E.B.’s Motto may be: KEEP GOING but here on West Rosemont (which seems to be an appropriate Color for the Street that I live on), I prefer revising the Slogan to:
“KEEP GOING STRONG.”
“The Gene for Childhood Exuberance
has carried over with me into Adulthood…
with that same unyielding Momentum, Courage, Finesse and Discipline
The Energizer Bunny ® has.
That’s the Best Company to keep company with.”
Quote of: ASK: ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:32 AM CST
ROLE MODELS WHO ARE ‘IN THE PINK’: Furthermore, with both Eyes intently gazing into The Future, I insist and intend to persistently be as energized as I have been…like the Energizer Bunny, a fine Model to jump-start every Day left. Who could ‘ask’ for more?
* ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH is a Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the Global Headquarters of Energizer Holdings Inc.
Written & Submitted by:
ASK: ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH
KOOPERSMITH’S GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
“People read what ADRIENNE writes about…”
Chicago, Illinois USA
©1979-2008. ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Penned and Composed by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith’s Global Communications
Chicago, Illinois USA
Many, many years ago when I was a Teenager and very philanthropic at Heart, I had an Experience in Central Park in New York City. Hailing from a small town in mid-Illinois, this came as no Surprise to me. Things did happen in Central Park. It made News every Day. However, this Story did not make News. It actually was buried for nearly 36 years until I spotted a Column in the Jewish Forward in their March 28TH Edition stating that Streits Matzo Company was closing its doors after a glorious span of 70 years of providing the best Matzos on the Planet. Thinking of My Story, I decided to share it. There’s no Audio or Video, just a Written Account, to be sent via eMail, one Thing that was not on my ‘Menu’ in Spring of 1971 when I visited Manhattan and this happened.
My Mother was 19 when she first ventured to New York City. Wanting to share The Experience and because I was leaving for School (College) in 6 months, this was her going-away present to me, one I would not ever forget. We arrived before Passover and visited all the hot shopping neighborhoods and went on site-seeing excursions. Wanting to see a bit of Nature, We decided to picnic in Central Park. Always watching my weight, I knew from 5 years of dieting that Matzo was just as filling as Bread but with far less Calories. I picked up a Box before We began our Trek into this ‘Concrete Jungle.’ Mom and my younger Sister left me alone to sit and wait till they bought additional Refreshments from a Vendor who was posted just ‘up the beaten path.’
As I sat on a bench waiting for their return, munching on my Streits Matzo, a blind man slowly approached me with his wooden carved cane in hand.
“There’s a seat here,” I told him, knowing he could not rightly see the ¾ empty bench. “You can sit down here, if you like.”
He slowly made his Way over, patted his hand on the wooden bench, smiled and sat down. “You visiting, Young Miss?” he asked me.
I surmised he could tell I was young through my voice.
“Yes, I am, Sir.” I confirmed. “From a small town 100 miles southwest of Chicago.”
“Is it a nice place to live?” he asked.
“I think so. We don’t lock our doors. This is the first time I’ve been to New York City in my whole life!” I enthusiastically replied.
“Have you lived here long?” I asked him.
“Yes, Young Miss. All my life.”
“Is it hard to get around and all?” I asked in an innocently, subtle voice.
“I’m used to it,” he said, nodding his head.
Realizing I was eating in front of the Man (even though I’m not sure if he could detect the Matzo on my breath, I reached into the Box and grabbed a big Square and handed it to him.
“Here, take this,” I said.
“Why thank you," he said as he took the perforated dough strip from me.
“What is this?” he suddenly said with his Voice rising while raking his fingers over the Matzo. “Who wrote this Stuff?”
Abruptly floored that he thought I handed him a Page of Braille Text instead of something 'Rich in Tradition', I said: “You eat it not read it!”
Matzo has not only crossed many, many Cultures, but Time, Space, Age, Sight vs. unSighted and Historical Barriers of People in big Cities to small Villages since it was first baked 3000 years ago. The unleavened Bread continues to leave its Mark on People with every Passing Date.
FROM THE BEGINNING OF THAT OTHER CENTURY:
Today in a Contemporary Setting, Chicago Jewry eats (a) lot(s) of Streits, Manischewitz (since 1888) and Yehuda Matzos year round. However, this Story is what happened to me personally on the Streets of New York City mingling with the Natives in Central Park, a Story I am happy to share and one, indeed, that would make for a very fine TV Ad and/or Commercial. After all, you don’t need to be observant to enjoy the Taste and Flavor of Matzo. Generations before you and after you have and will…thanks to the arduous Work and Recipes of Companies like Streits Matzo.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, born in Mendota, Illinois in 1952 is known as:
‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
‘The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World’
Her 1,700+ HOLIDATES fall into 39 specialized Categories of which 400 of them deal with FOOD and eating wisely and healthily. This Classification is classically known as EAT-Vents ® and are Part and Parcel of her:
that was first released in 1998. MATZO MONTH, International ©2008 is her latest Food Event in honor of the Passover & Purim Festivities of 2008.
©1979-2008. ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH.
All Rights Reserved.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
when the homestead is being washed away by major floods that have gotten out of hand.
Global Warming has not hit The United States yet. If anything, it can be technically defined as:
that has bombarded the USA for a solid 2.5 months. This winter has been one of the cruellest in recorded Weather History.
To complicate the matter, because Easter is 3-4 weeks early, the Kids in all of us are not able to celebrate appropriately.
Therefore, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
'America's Premier Eventologist'
'The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World'
advises to participate in her eco-Easter Event that happens the day after Easter.
Buy all your Easter Baskets, eggs, candies, accoutrements, etc. while on Sale at (at least)50% off and then wait till the middle of April when the grass is green and the temperature is at least 60 degrees to fully celebrate the Occasion. What is more memorable to a small child than their first Easter Egg Hunt.
"Being stuck at a major airport while snows blast across the state are not fun. This may be the Best Plan yet..." advises Koopersmith from her Studio in Chicago, IL. "Let the kids have their Day in the Sun...when the Spirit is truly there."
For MORE Eventological Holidates to celebrate and/or consultations on making your Days the best they can be, contact ASK at:
Monday, March 17, 2008
Join Chicago Personality
ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH
CHAIRS & TABLES.com
“The Chair & The Table: Salutatory Expressions”
An Insider’s Study When ‘Considering Beginnings’ ©1999-2000
as she talks about Mankind’s most Comfortable Tool, Prop & Luxury:
“Chairs & the Stories They Tell” is the Theme of this Exhibition.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – 6-9 PM at:
The North Lakeside Cultural Center
6219 North Sheridan Road in Chicago
Saturday, June 7, 2008 – 12-4 PM at:
The Edgewater Historical Society
5358 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago
TO INTERVIEW ASK, EMAIL:
Thursday, March 13, 2008
comes alive in Chicago during May-June, 2008
On May 1st at the Edgewater Historical Society (5358 North Ashland Avenue)
'Once upon a Chair'
will be taking place. The brainchild of Kathy Gemperle (former President of the North Lakeside Cultural Center), after perusing an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Ms. Gemperle decided to host and coordinate a Show here for the Patron Saints of Sitting here in Chicago.
A Call for Chairs with an accompanying Story (Poem or Narrative) is what the Exhibition entails. The Opening Program of the Exhibition will be held on May 1 at the North Lakeside Cultural Center located on the shores of Lake Michigan (Granville and Sheridan Road).
The Closing Event is slated for June 7 at the Edgewater Historical Society located at 5358 North Ashland in Chicago.
For those so inspired by the greatest Invention that has made all our lives all the more comfortable, email Kathy at:
for the Particulars.
The Chair has 28,600,000 google posts which is only a fraction of the entire supply of Chairs that have been used since Cave Man first sat on a raised rock! We all have our favorite Chairs and Stories about them. From our first high chair; to our tricycle with a padded seat to the chairs we'd sit on at school and throughout our days at the office; in the library, at restaurants or wherever we wanted to 'roost,' the Chair has conformed to our wildest imagings possible.
QUICK QUESTION: What better way to unite a person with their community than by saluting a Chair, one Creature Comfort that even our Pets can get acclimated to.
Please join Ms. Gemperle during 'Once Upon a Chair' by either attending and/or being a Participant in this heart-warming Expo. The Chair is an integral Part of Contemporary History that we oft-times don't appreciate enough, except when we slump down into one after a long and tiring day.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Barriers are bound to creep up in a person’s day that prevents them from doing this. The main Topic that can catastrophically cause a delay in one’s Achievement of their Dreams in every Culture around the World is:
For those who overcome (their Homelessness which can be caused by over 12 occurrences and accidents), they should be patted on the shoulder. The Story of Survival for Homelessness is a supposition and analysis whose Day has come, at long last.
“Life on the Streets” needs to be better explained in clear language that any person from 14 years and older can thoroughly understand. At this time many Americans are now facing Homelessness as never before and in greater numbers in our History.
The Correlation affects us all.
Homelessness is not only a catch-all for those who are addicted to alcohol, drugs or any other addictive material or behavior (as gambling, food, sex, etc.); women who are the victims of domestic violence; unemployment issues and/or age discrimination.
Today, too many people are not realizing the(ir) Dream. This phenomenon is classically known as ‘The American Dream’ but Homelessness is a global occurrence.
TO EXPLAIN: Many Individuals are (if they are working) live from paycheck to paycheck. If a few paychecks are missed, the Person (or family’s home) can be taken away from them. Foreclosures have never been as many or as rampant as they are in 2008.
ADDITIONALLY: Natural Disasters (as hurricanes, forest fires, mudslides, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes) can rub out a town and destroy scores of families in a matter of minutes. What took decades to built can be devastated in moments. When Unemployment Numbers shoot up; people are sinking to a new all-time low of not being able to meet their escalating bills.
For THE HOMELESS who do have a car to sleep in, gas prices at the pumps are too high to keep their vehicle warm on a cold wintry night. Payments can be missed also for lack of an income and their vehicle (their roof) can be repossessed leaving only the Streets open to them in which to live. Homeless is not the way any of us should live Life.
For decades, the ordinary man believes shelters for THE HOMELESS are the ideal in-spot to be where they are taken care of and given a Second Chance. However, the real dynamics of what’s happening behind those doors, in church basements where scams are constantly being played with a person’s life, oft-times of those who already have addictions and who basically have given up or are (simply) tired of their given lot in life and current situation.
As Dorothy of Kansas in the Wizard of Oz had said:
Be it ever so humble… “there’s no place like home.”
Today, Sociology Classes at major Universities do not teach the absolute Truth about Homelessness.
One of the major Problems The HOMELESS confront today in their Search for Relief. Schools now teach that an Education will ensure that HOMELESSNESS does not ever occur. However, this is far off-target as details of preconceived notions of what HOMELESSNESS really is in the 21ST Century and how it’s treatment is only a band-aid for a festering problem.
“WITHOUT A PRAYER”
THE HOMELESS Situation viewed in this dynamic of how close it is to each one of us or can be with so many people) does seem unconquerable. Solutions must be drawn on how this Crisis can be erased for AMERICANS and others caught up in this downward spiral.
THE OBAMA PLATFORM:
No USA politician has yet addressed or devised a decisive PLATFORM to address Homelessness. A Voice of Reasoning and Deep Examination must be executed with a Program that employs a Legacy in the United States that can implemented to show to the World and regions where HOMELESSNESS occurs. This will substantially help prevent the USA from heading towards a 3RD World Country status by 2050.
If not for the Grace of G-d and various happenings (of fortune) that occur to us, We, too can be(come) HOMELESS. It is not just a condition that was only applied to drunks and junkies.
HOW SCENARIOS CAN BE PLAYED OUT:
If a mother and father (who are both working) lose their job, within a short period of time, they can lose their home. Their home can be lost in a fire or to creditors.
They were ‘good’ people who played by ‘the rules’ with a reasonable monthly income and with an appreciative and healthy family, but a series of unfortunate incidents wiped them out. We see this all too often now on the daily televised news broadcasts.
And, for the most part, as we read the daily news and hear the televised broadcasts, this Social Situation is not getting any better. This growing roster of incidents that can quicken Homelessness surrounds us constantly. One day they have a shelter and the next, they don’t. We are really held hostage to the Forces that can turn a HOME into being HOMELESS.
Having a Home opens the door (we could say) to many Opportunities. A Home gives the person and (his/her) family a sense of pride and togetherness as well as Security, Security in which to be creative and ‘dream’ the AMERICAN DREAM. Creativity can be developed in a sunny room with big windows, a table, a chair, a box of crayons and a computer. Even one room can open up a new perspective to a person in making his/her day momentous.
Without a Shelter, Hopelessness and Despair sets in and destroys the Human Spirit.
The ‘Homeless’ State needs a driven, creative and determined Team of Experts to act as Stepping Stones in solving the HOMELESS Crisis (in all its manifestations). This horrific Affliction can gobble up the human spirit.. This undertaking will further shine as a Milestone as to what can be achieved by a determined Group whose goal is to empower those with an address of their own. From there, who knows what can be achieved. The sky is the limit is the cliché we can apply there.
“Homelessness can and does cross all age, color, religion, creed, social status brackets and does not discriminate. It takes hold and shakes the very Life and Breath out of a person within a matter of minutes or less with the result being perhaps years of renewal and/or a long and beleaguered come back. No one is really immune from the Exertion of HOMELESSNESS.
A viable Solution to an insolvable social issue is NEWS that makes headlines.
An interesting fact that most people do not realize is that after President Abraham Lincoln freed The Slaves, the Slaves (in a war-torn, bigoted 1860s) were suddenly made Homeless. Most people and students have never looked at History quite that way. I had always viewed it that President Lincoln (as a Great Humanitarian) freed a People from Oppression and the horrible Rigors that Slavery made. But then, after 40 years of Mis-Information (as I attended school from the late 1950s to 1974), my Viewpoint was suddenly shaken to realize that once the Emancipation Proclamation was endorsed, suddenly tens of thousands of people were ‘out on the land,’ alone by themselves, without a roof and in (perhaps) a more turbulent state than by being enslaved. Such is the case of any Exodus with any people – Jews, Blacks, White or any other shades between who have met with such Defiance.
Homelessness must be solved ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s a Story that can be further immortalized as a TV or Movie Production in order for others to realize that reclaiming your Dream (for a fruitful Life) is not an Impossibility.
It is important to better understandwhat dynamics underlie those daily News Headlines that we hear about with every broadcast, every day. Homes are lost daily in an assortment of ways, but would it not be reassuring to know that the pitfall of being HOMELESS does not have to enter The Picture.
THREE QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD IGNITE YOUR PASSIONS:
How many more empty buildings do we have to look at knowing that a Homeless Person or Family could be living there?
How many frozen bodies must we continue to find on Lower Wacker Drive till we decide they are worth saving?
How many squatters will we read about till we realize they, too, are looking for a warm home and a few creature comforts in which to live in a humane style?
“There is nothing better in our World than to see a Friend succeed.”
and to offer a well-meaning and thought out Solution to an Issue that can either make or break a Society.
Being engaged, perceptive and critical in today’s ever-changing world will someday end Homelessness once and for all time. Together we can address that Issue.
After all's been said and done, the New Buzz Phrase should read as:
Homeless, not Helpless.
ASK is reachable via email at:
Sunday, March 2, 2008
HUG A G.I. DAY ©1996 slated annually for March 4
Celebrating its 13TH Year in 2008
They risk their Lives and Limbs for our Freedoms. Sometimes they lose both. This multi-level HOLIDATE employs the Act & Art of Writing and Visiting Veteran Hospitals. Activities are encouraged to be undertaken by those heading Synagogues, Churches & Schools to thereby salute our Military Branches today of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine and Navy. Combative Military Units are defending our Freedoms every Day across The World. Today (on the 62ND or 63RD Day of the Year, considering the Presence or Absence of Leap Year Day) they are saluted in a congenial way to lift their Spirits.
According to KOOPERSMITH, March 4TH is the only Date in Calendrical Time that is a Military Command as in ‘march forth.’ Technically at 3:04 AM and again at 3:04 PM, a Moment of Silence is observed for those who have lost their Lives in Battles, Conflicts and Wars and to remember those still in a defensive mode. The Traditional Events of Memorial Day, The 4TH of July, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day prevail, but ASK’s HUG A G.I. DAY ©1996 may be the most resplendid HOLIDATE ever invented as it gracefully stands on its own Merits and leads in Popularity in ASK’s Top Ten HOLIDATES.
Apart from any other popular Event, Civilians (of all Ages) can fully commemorate HUG A G.I. DAY ©1996 without leaving home by showing that they care in a wide variety of clever ways. Learning the important Lesson of Self-Sacrifice enforces this HOLIDATE’s lifelong Experience.
TV, RADIO, WEBCASTS, PUBLICATION & STORY IDEAS:
1. ASK (as a Contributor to your Publication) will scour her HUG A G.I. DAY ©1996 book and explain to your Readers how to PROPERLY celebrate this lively HOLIDATE that thoughtfully salutes our Military Personnel.
2. Assign one of your Senior Staff Writers to interview ASK regarding the 5W’s of Journalism and how she created this unique Event, now in its 13TH year.
3. By the same Token, you may wish to HIRE ASK for 2008 for your Publication in a Column called: ASK, THE EVENTOLOGIST ®.
4. For TV/Radio & Webcasts: Produce a Segment where ASK salutes Soldiers globally, bringing into the Studio some of our Men & Women serving in The Military who are home on leave. A huge Card can be set up in the Foyer/Lobby of the respective TV/Radio Station where ASK is holding and hosting this day-long Event. Later, this Card (with attached Photos and Messages) will be sent to Military Barracks after fully signed.
5. Invite ASK to read to your Classes and/or Social Clubs Excerpts of her 2006 HUG A G.I. Day ©1996 Book -- marking it's 10TH Year Eventological Anniversary.
6. Hug A G.I. Day ©1996 has been condensed into a 16-page Children’s Book, suitable for ages 3-8 in order for them to be properly introduced to the Eventological Style of Living Life in the 21ST Century. That Equation focuses on a healthier and wiser Outlook, instilling the Eight (8) Virtues that ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith inspires in others and promotes under the Auspices of:
The ART of EVENT-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990.
An Assortment of Chicago Talent (Illustrators, Fine Artists, Water Colorists, Graphic Artists, Computer Graphic Artists and Cartoonists, as well as using ASK’s own Photographs) have been employed to illustrate said HOLIDATE ® according to Koopersmith’s specific Instructions. An astute Book Publisher (preferably from New York City) who has been in the Book Industry for 50+ years is currently being sought to distribute this poignant Series. Her ultimate Plan includes all 1,500+ of these classic, unique and original HOLIDATES, a complete Series (that fall into 35 specific Categories) and deluxe EVENT-O-PEDIA ® Set.
Booklets and/or Info Sheets are/were created for this and the other 1,500+ HOLIDATES (that are housed in 35 distinct Genres) and are updated regularly. ASK’s EVENT-O-PEDIA ® was released in 1997. Upon EVENTOLOGY’s 20TH Year Anniversary, another EVENT Encyclopedia will be published.
PREDICTIONS FOR 2008: According to ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH, Thematic Events are now aptly called:
This Concept is elaborated moreso in THE CHRONICLES OF EVENTOLOGY ® and is the Basis of KOOPERSMITH’s 1,500+ HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE. All HOLIDATES ® are meticulously placed on specifically chosen Dates of Appeal and specialized Seasons of The Year and have a decisive Theme and Drill that can be used for a wide Array of School Curriculums, Parties, Marketing Studies, Slow News Days, Social Clubs, Senior Citizen Gatherings, Radio & TV Programming, Life-in-General, etc.
Because People are partial and gravitate towards Themes (in which they can plan future Activities around), ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH’s HOLIDATES (that fall into 35 specific Categories) are ideal in which to layout a Calendar, an Editorial Month or a Family’s, Individuals’, Media or School’s Agenda.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND/OR PLAGIARISM ACTS:
All HOLIDATES ® are copyrighted, protected by Law and archived in Washington, D.C. since July 25, 1990 when EVENTOLOGY officially was launched. None of these Events can be used in any Form without notifying and gaining the Express Permission of its Creator and Author: ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH at:
©1990-2008. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Any Copyright Infringement of these HOLIDATES will be immediately turned over to Legal Prosecutors.