Thursday, June 27, 2013

#nationalsplurgeday : The Official Page of The 20TH Year Celebration of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's Most Popular Pop Culture Holidate.


Title of Blog #1006 (which will be used to chronologically list & record the Strides for this Eventological Occasion) chosen:

#nationalsplurgeday : The Official Page of The 20TH Year Celebration of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's Most Popular Pop Culture Holidate.

19 Years of Documentation on the Act & Art of Splurging are being condensed into a Book.

Sponsoring this HOLIDATE with me (ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, deemed as ‘America’s Premier Eventologist and Creator of over 1900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE) as Figurehead/Spokespersonwith the (exciting) Eventological Brand of Appeal will assuredly add class, charisma, character to your product – brand - line.

Contact me at: askoopersmith(at)hotmail(dot)com for Costs of Retainment.

The Promotion of National Splurge Day’s 20TH Year Anniversary (created and ©righted in 1994) began on June 18, 2013 and runs through July 31, 2014. Its official Celebration (subject to 'change' for its 20TH Year Celebration in 2014) is slated for: June 18, 2014.

This Blog will be updated on a regular bases. Please feel free to come back & visit often.

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THE SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 POSTING:  The Twitter Promotion of these Captions begin:

Celebrate 20 Year Anniv of #nationalsplurgeday in 2014. Hire Founder & Eventologist ASK 2 launch UR Brand via her Intl Network. 
Celebrate 20 Year Anniv of #nationalsplurgeday in 2014. Hire Founder & Eventologist ASK 2 launch UR Brand via her Intl Network. B daring.

MY NOTE:  I would be more than appreciative if you shared, liked and sent this out to your Followers, Fans & Audience Members on your Network.  Thank you. 

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Highlight:  NSD Private Email Address created:  July 2, 2013 - 6:56 PM

Do you know what Splurging is all about? ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith does. She’s the Creator & Founder of #NationalSplurgeDay and has done a 19 year study on the Art & Act of Splurging. 2014 is the 20TH Celebration/$ell-a-bration of this ever-popular HOLIDATE. Wish to be a Sponsor by having ASK act as your Spokesperson(ality)? If so, contact ASK at any of these Blog URLS and/or her email: - After all, the SPLURGE you take may be your own!

Posted by Robert E. Hof:

FOR ASK a/k/a‘America’s Premier Eventologist

Chicago – IL USA

July 2, 2013 – 6:47-6:56 PM CST

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Natl.Splurge.Day(at)hotmail(dot)com is ASK/Chgo’s official Email. Info 4 #NationalSplurgeDay – 20 Yr Party on 6-18-2014. A Sponsors Call.

'America's Premier Eventologist'
'The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World'

Chicago, Illinois USA


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

National Splurge Day starts its Official Countdown till its 20TH Year Celebration on June 18, 2014. ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, its Creator details the Holidate’s Charismatic Appeal next.

DATELINE:  Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Upon the 22ND Year & 11TH Month of my Founding of:



The ART of EVENT-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990


The [now relatively] ‘new’ Literary Format I created and introduced to ‘The World.’


After Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments (one of Chicago’s top 100 Movers & Shakers according to Chicago Magazine’s March 2013 issue)  said I was ‘quite the Creative Genius’ on March 14TH after supplying and introducing her to an array of my Movie Script/Characters, Photos , etc., I found that 1 of my HOLIDATES (what I am known and noted for):




went viral earlier this week (on Tuesday, June 18TH) in a most magnificently spectacular way here on Twitter.  And, the posts are still coming in. This is pleasant. 

Those Companies/People (who are Household Names, Products and Brands  to us) who ran with  NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 include:  Pepsi, Mastercard, Bloomingdale’s, American Greetings,  Dunkin Donuts TBay, Crate & Barrel, Belle Chevre, Herman Miller, Inc., Kiplinger, Jewish Tweets, Cole Haan, Auntie Anne’s,  Fast Company, Milwaukee News, Capital One,  OK! Magazine, USA,  Parks and Recreation (retweeted 486 times); Hillside Chevrolet, Atlanta Fashion Week, MET-Rx, Stylitics, The Adult News Wire, Circuit Specialists, Majestic Athletic, Better Living,,, Keland Partners, Kendra Scott, CBGalleria, Texas HS Football,, Popsugar Beauty, The Office, Go Banking Rates, Casey Bond, Deal Moxy, Shenex Prom Dress,  Whatsonlasvegas, High & Mighty, Jensen Karp, Pictureline, Inc. Accion – Microfinance Council, Anthropologie, Kirvin Doak, Trenz Las Vegas, Riviera Las Vegas, Idle Worship, Tanda, Carlo’s Bakery, ME! Bath, Cassie Leik, Garmental, Lauren Cosenza,  Twotoneatlanta,  Cycle Blogs, Stretton Climate, Cheap Date Cleve, R/S Boutique Wind-Up Dreams, Savism, G4BlogFeeds, KaBlog!, Carl’s Jr., Bonefish Grill and Fabu Daily.

So now that they (former Strangers who are now on-to-me and know my M.O.) know a few things about my Passion to invent these HOLIDATES that evidently HAVE UNIVERSAL & YOU-niversal APPEAL,   NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY’s 20TH Anniversary  (which takes place next year, falling on Wednesday, June 18) is seriously undergoing an  Explosive Expansion. I have 20 years of Archival Documentation penned on the Topic (alone), one I find of utmost interest, especially so as a former Sociology Major at a major Top 10 University.  Splurging’ (as a Cultural Phenomenon) has changed significantly since my College Graduation in 1974 in an assortment of manners.  But has ‘THE URGE TO SPLURGE’ been for ‘The Better or for The Worse?’   Since NSD has struck a Chord and Nerve with Folks via its Twitter Viral Debut on June 18TH, it undoubtedly can now be labelized as:


This Renaming and more is all on the Drawing Board as Strategies & Plans are carefully being laid into place for this Brand as well as my Eventological Brand of Calendarizing every Day of the Year that I began on Wednesday, July 25, 1990 at 9:45 PM.  All will be presented here on this Blog, KOOPERSMITHin’ on a weekly Basis for Publishers’, Editors’, Writers’, Journalists’, Readers’ & Splurgers’-at-large discussions.

Being excited at the News about its Twitter Viral Debut, I did skim the top Names here that tweeted NSD’s essence, arriving at:

Pepsi, Mastercard, Bloomingdale’s, American Greetings,  Dunkin Donuts TBay, Crate & Barrel, Belle Chevre, Herman Miller, Inc., Kiplinger, Jewish Tweets, Cole Haan, Auntie Anne’s,  Fast Company, Milwaukee News, Capital One,  OK! Magazine and USA, Parks and Recreation (retweeted 486 times) for starters.

MY PLANS OF ACTION:  Within the next three (3) months, I will be approaching a vast array of Companies (although several have already contacted me) telling them of the vast Opportunities that lie ahead within the next year once I am hired as their  Spokesperson(ality) – the Creator of this fabulous money-making HOLIDATE - a one of its kind EVENT that is part of my 1,900+ HOLIDATE Collection (that falls in 34 precise categories),  being deemed and labeled as:

‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ by Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine (August, 1997)

and then as:

‘The Premier Eventologist of the History of the World’

by Eric Zorn of The Chicago Tribune in Jan of 2001.


The Best Splurge is yet to come. Mark my Words…all of them. 

You can bookmark:

and stop back any time you please. You are always welcome.  I'm open here 24/7 – every Minute of the Hour; every Hour of the Day; every Day of the Year.  Every Year of the Decade.  Every Decade of the Century and every Century of the Millennium.  Such is the 'Nature' of Splurging.  It keeps on going like the Duracell Bunny on Steroids.  

For questions, queries, splurgeonic chit-chatter & the like (and what's there NOT to like about this HOLIDATE?), email me directly at:


in order to set up a mutually convenient time to telephonically discuss the unending Benefits of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994. 





Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist - Promoter

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago – IL USA

Li: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

©1979-2013.  ASK: ADRiENNE SiOUX KOOPERSMiTH.  All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It’s more than WATER, it's ChangingSeas on WPBT Channel 2 in Miami.


It’s more than WATER, it’s Life:   Join Changing Seas on Twitter at:


Narrated by Peter Thomas, the well-known voice talent of  Nova & Forensic Files as well, it is common (yet there’s nothing uncommon about this Topic) that:

Oceans + Science + Florida = Changing Seas.

produced by WPBT2 in Miami, Florida, this Public TV Series is online at:

A terrific learning tool, ChangingSeas  could most definitely be used as Course Curriculum for grade and high school students eager to learn about Marina Life and all it entails. 

While you are here, let’s learn more about the Series from Changing Seas’ website, primarily the Opening Paragraphs # 2-4:

Regardless, the oceans have long played an important role in people’s lives. Currently, more than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, and that number is rising. It is estimated that by 2025 more than 75 percent of Americans will live along the country’s shorelines. Coastal and marine waters support 28 million jobs and draw 189 million tourists a year.

While the population’s dependence on the oceans as a natural resource and a source for recreation continues to increase, the health of these large bodies of water is rapidly declining. Over-fishing, global climate change, pollution: these are only a few of the threats that the oceans are facing today. At the same time, the seas hold great promise for ongoing medical research, as an untapped source of alternate energy, and other benefits that scientists are just now beginning to discover.”

Mighty interesting and of interest both to those nautical amongst us; those who are eco-conscious, nature lovers and as the closing Paragraph explains:

Changing Seas goes to sea with explorers and scientists as they uncover new information that could lead to scientific breakthroughs. This documentary series lets viewers experience first-hand how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier, and it sheds light on how human activities are threatening ocean resources.”

Meet the entire Crew at:

As I see it: “It’s THE SEASon of CHANGING SEAS. “

Submerge.  Discover. Engage. 

Posted by:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist – Promoter

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™

How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009

Chicago – IL USA


June 18, 2013 – 1:35 PM CST

INSERT #2:  Friday, July 19, 2013

A few days earlier, I asked CHANGINGSEAS about what happens to fecal material in the waters - preferably oceans although this query could apply to streams, rivers and lakes.  Little did Iknow that I would get such an interesting and in-depth Answer from them which I am going to include below as it is SO mighty interesting and we can learn from it and even have more questions still:

That Answer is:

Interesting, if not complex question Adrienne! Our friends at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science helped with this answer:

If you specifically want to know if the waste of marine animals makes the ocean smell, we might defer to the dictum "dilution is the solution to pollution." In some cases, the flushing of water throughout ocean systems may dilute animal wastes. That said, certain bodies of water that lack a great deal of flushing could experience greater concentrations of animal wastes (like in the case of large, poorly managed aquaculture concentrations in small bodies of water), and therefore may have a "smell", particularly from the decay and bacteria off-gassing. Yet marine animal wastes may also be consumed by other sea creatures, fall to the ocean floor, or become part of "marine snow", and therefore may not be around long enough to leave a lingering odor. Does fish waste smell when it is in the water? According to Dr. Danielle McDonald at UM RSMAS, yes, fish waste has a smell, but ocean flushing generally dilutes the smell.

If you're curious about the "ocean-y" smell you may detect when at the ocean, that comes from gas generated by ocean
bacteria. The gas is actually dimethyl sulfide, or DMS, and is found in areas plankton and ocean plants die. DMS gas gives the marine air that "sort of a fishy, tangy smell." - Find out more about ocean smell at:

Furthermore, you asked about divers being able to smell a "stench". Divers do wear masks that cover their noses while underwater. But at the surface, pollutants or marine phenomena can create a smell (oil/gas, decaying seaweed or fish, etc.) Whether it is marine animal waste that causes the smell, is dependent on the situation. Certainly the waste from a manatee or sea lion, if in close proximity to a snorkeler or a surfacing diver, may have a smell. But again, ocean flows being what they are, and due to the potential supply of nutrients contained in that fecal matter, the waste may not last long due to ocean flushing, fish grazing, or sinking of the waste to the bottom (see this link for more about ocean floor substrates:

If you want to know if marine animals can smell underwater, we'll refer you to this site which discusses sharks and their amazing "olfactory" sense.

Hope this answered your questions!

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

From ASK: The Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994. How THE URGE TO SPLURGE operates in a Lackluster Economy.

From ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, The Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994.

How ‘THE URGE TO SPLURGE’ operates in a Lackluster Economy.


‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ per Gene Koprowski of Insight Magazine/Washington, DC – August, 1997

‘The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World’ per Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune/Chicago, IL – January, 2002

The Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994

When the ‘URGE TO SPLURGE’ overtakes you and the Sudden Realization hits that you don’t have 2 nickels to rub together, what do you do? As a Sociology Major who has studied Human Phenomena for Decades that’s what I’ve been seeing happen before my very eyes to multitudes and millions of people (across the world) since the economic ball fell circa 2008. However, since:


The ART of Event-Making

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

was introduced by me to the World as a new Literary Genre beginning on Wednesday, July 25, 1990 at 9:45 PM to improve the Lives of Mankind (Women, Children and Pets included), there’s systematic, insightful and intelligent (yet not bank-busting) ways to get around this shattering dilemma.

#1: Above all else, Eventology (as an Art & Study) is a spirited and spiritual State of Mind and Heart that I created and enforce. Anyone anywhere can see that only those Individuals and Institutions who are humanitarian are the ones that will succeed in this world. And, with that said: Splurging is what you make of it. When I started this HOLIDATE (as these Events are called), in 1994 (19 years ago) there were many unbridled Ways to splurge depending on how RICH you were and what amount you wanted to spend and could spend.

Back in that Time Slot, all my Writings and Thought Processes dealt with the Materialism that ‘mattered more’ to Humanity and Westernized Societies. Keeping up with the Joneses destroyed many. Today, the Day of the BIG $PENDER has vanished for many of us. Jobs are rare as Unemployment swells. Food Stamps feed millions. Gasoline Prices need their own bank account. ‘Celebrating on a Shoe String’ is the primary focus now as National Splurge Day’s Activities soon fall on:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

its designated year. FYI: That Eventological Formula follows: April 15Th is Income Tax Day in the United States. It takes approximately 6 weeks for Americans to receive their Checks back. That takes us up to mid-June. With monies returned, the Working Class now had an Additional Sum in which they could $pend without worry. Therefore, I conceived National Splurge Day ©1994 in order to help kickstart their Summer(s) which would officially being on the 21ST of June.

TAKING US UP TO JUNE OF 2013: With so many homes in foreclosure; people living from paycheck-to- paycheck; kids accruing huge student loans that they can never pay back and credit card debt escalating, GOING ALL OUT is extremely difficult (and outright a stupid action); however, if you use SHOPPING as your Main Indicator to celebrate, I highly suggest Resale Shops. Making Gifts is a 2nd Alternative that I’ve done which also allows the person to explore their creative side. Second Handbook Stores offer great deals, not only for Reading Groups, but in order to build up your Literary Collection.

If you splurge by dining out, order an entrée or meal that will not cause you to take out a second mortgage. Think B-4 U $pend.

For those of you who wish to Tweet this NEWS out to your Followers, here’s the Official 140 Character Post:

ASK’s National Splurge Day #19 - June 18. Think B-4 U . How THE URGE TO SPLURGE wx in a Lackluster Economy.

I may be interviewed by contacting me directly at:


For further ASKian Writings and Compositions, my Blog, KOOPERSMITHin with over 1,000 Entries will keep you apprised of my other Creations besides: EVENTOLOGY. All are online and conveniently located at:


Michael Johnson, Popular Evanston, IL Artist: An Exploration into & Portfolio of Americana & Folk Art.

Sunday, June 16, 2013: Father's Day

Michael Johnson (a life-long Evanston, Illinois Resident) is an award-winning, full time, gifted and talented Artist who has Downs Syndrome. He paints Animals and Children (two of everyone’s favorite topics) in a unique style and manner that has been sought by Collectors and Galleries for over 2 decades now.

I personally have known Michael & his Mother, Robin since the 1980s when Robin operated the ever-popular Retail Space on Custer & Reba Streets that housed an Assortment Antique Dealers, called THE ANTIQUE MALL. Here she gave so many merchants a break that allowed them to sell their goods. This may have been the initial Impetus that help to nurture Michael’s Passion for Art & Painting. His brilliant and cheery colors will brighten any and every room.

Now, you can view Michael’s latest Video @:

Within a few seconds of its airing, you will instantly see that Michael proves there is no such ‘thing’ as a Handicap or Disability. We all possess Talents that need to be harvested and explored.

Michael’s Web page is online @:

His Online Portrait of the Cardinal should be purchased by each State Government that has this lovely bird as their State’s Bird. I know there are several, including Illinois.

FURTHERMORE: If you are or known an Art Dealer, Gallery Owner and/or Arts/Pets’ Reporter and would like to learn more about his colossal Artistry and Life’s Journey, please email him at:


With The City of Evanston now celebrating its 150TH Birthday – Sesquicentennial during 2013, Michael indeed shines as a new Generation of Artists that will keep that Spirit and Love of The Arts alive for this Community and those from both near & afar that truly appreciate the Efforts of those Creatifs amongst us.

Posted by:

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago – Illinois USA

DATELINE: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Slickest Way to kickstart your Summer Plans, Brands & Season.




DATELINE:  Thursday, June 13, 2013




Your Twitter Blast begins at: $50 an hour or $25 for 30 minutes. This will be for Monday-Friday (known as:  Weekly Postings). If you wish to also post on the Weekends, add-in an additional $30 on to each price:


$80 – Week-long Twitter Blast (for the hour long version)

$55 – Week-long Twitter Blast (for the 30-minute version).


These Info-Slices are all customized to your particular Brand and who(mever) you wish to attract and contact.  I have access to 101 on-demand Topics.  Many of my Quotes can also be used on your Web Pages, Biographies and In-House Material as Testimonials and/or Endorsements. 


PRE-PAID ONLY. Minimum Amount of Time is One Week. For Repeat Customers, a One Page Year-End-In-Review will be additionally sent on your behalf from December 28-December 31, 2013.





Especially designed for Creators/Creatifs, Artists, Authors, Entrepreneurs, Job Seekers and anyone who has something to say; a Brand to establish and something to say.

$200 (prepaid) to send out 200 Twitter Companies/Organizations/Groups/Individuals to (a) Demographic(s) of your Choice or specialized Topic.  As U know, this Posting should contain your URL (to your Blog or Website). If you received a Write-up or Article, there’s no better way than for me to TWEET this ‘out’ for you to keep your Message alive.

Three (3) Day Turnaround.


$350 (prepaid) for the Expedited Blitz done within 24 hours of receipt.


IN CLOSING:  If you prefer to have Facebook (or) LInkedIn Posts and/or Emails sent out in lieu of Twitter Postings (called Tweets), that can also be customzed for you.  Merely contact me directly via eMail at: in order to set up a time to discuss your Needs in particular via Phone.


This Offer is valid through August 31, 2013 – the End of Summer.  It was rated as a worthwhile treat for National Splurge Day ©1994, one of my most popular HOLIDATES and Father’s Day of 2013 (which are now fond Memories).  

After all, whose NEWS is more important than your own? 

Thank you for your consideration. By all mean, feel free to pass this Offer along to others who may need the Exposure and Fanfare. New ASKIAN Deals are available every Month and can be customized to your special programs. After all:  Nothing ever expires on the Internet.     


Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago – Illinois USA


847-630-9201 – ASK’s Cell

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More Media Opportunities for YOU via my Media Strides:

   1990 - Present


USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Insight Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Time Magazine,  ESPN: The Magazine; Fast Company, Redbook, More Magazine, Woman’s World, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Village Voice, Nickelodeon, The Times Picayune, The Gainesville Sun, The Springfield News-Leader, Dave Egger’s Might Magazine, The Milwaukee-Journal-Sentinel, The Detroit Free Press, The Daily Herald, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Advocate/Greenwich Time, The San Antonio Express, The Dallas Morning News, Skyline, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Home Cooking, Cooking Light, Chase’s Calendar of Events, The Daily Northwestern, Popular Photography and Imaging, Shutterbug, Kennedy’s Confection (London, England), Eric Cohen Books (Israel) and an Estonian Newspaper as well as an endless Assortment of Websites, Blogs, Facebook Postings, ‘Tweets’ on  Twitter and employing other popular Social Networks. Besides being the Guest on over 3,000 Radio Interviews (including The Voice of America since 1990), ABC, NBC, CBS & MSNBC Television Networks have also featured ASK for her Creation of these EVENTOLOGICAL Works, that features over 1900 topics that ADRiENNE writes about and endorses.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ausrine’s Arts Room: What The ARTS are to be all about. Evanston's Hidden Gem.

DATELINE: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 2:10 PM CST


As the City of Evanston celebrates its 150 Year, it's just plain neat to discover a Hidden Gem that I had not known  about before.  I just discovered a new ART Gallery by taking a wrong turn through Evanston, IL USA. Lucky, lucky me. That type of Adventure is one that I am always up for. Located at:

1123 Florence Avenue is Ausrine’s Arts Room

This is, my far, the most delightful Space I have seen in years (and) I attend gallery openings regularly. From Lithuania, Ausrine owns and operates the Gallery and is a trained Artist (with her MA in Art Education)& Award Winner, calling Lithuania her home. AND, it shows by her concept that states:

“The concept I’ve developed for this unique space is to encourage emerging and established artists, in their creative growth. Toward this, end, I’ve opened the Art Room, where workshops in printmaking, felt & fiber work and leather, will be offered. Each workshop will be offer twice monthly: Once at night and once on a weekend (day). The techniques will rotate monthly.

For those Artists who need space for their projects, the room may be rented. Curated Shows are a regular feature at Ausrine’s Arts Room. On a regular bases throughout the year, a CALL FOR ARTISTS is issued.

As Ausrine states and I paraphrase: “It was good fortune to be able to find a bright, spacious environment in Evanston to continue offering workshops and to share my skills that are a great joy to me…”

Her 20 year exhibition history is available to any journalist/reporter/art collector/aficionado upon request.

What stopped me initially was the profound Works, Detail & intense Coloring of Dovile Riebschlager pictured in the window, as I am sure those Paintings would stop you in your tracks. Find more online at:

What a delightful Way to mark my day. This is a Woman that not only loves Art (and what it symbolizes), but knows her Art, but lives her Art and takes on the task (happily) of expanding the Dreams of Other(s Artists) via the Space she has so meticulously and lovingly created.

IN CLOSING: Contact Ausrine at: ausri.kerr(at)gmail(dot)com

The Gallery’s online presence is at:

Posted & Distributed by:

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist - Promoter

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago, Illinois USA

©1979-2013. Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Because The Knead is there," Challah for Hunger feeds Americans 1 Loaf-@-A-Time.

It’s no fun being hungry.  Yet, if you google the question: 

How many people go hungry in the world every day?

the numbers would astound you. 

According to:
3.5 million Children die each year from Hunger
According to:

16 million American Children go to bed hungry.

Knowing these facts have risen (especially so since I was a Teenager (and well-fed at that -  growing up in the 1960s), one concerned Organization that has jumped in to help alleviate the Growing Hunger Crisis is based in Evanston, Illinois coming out of Northwestern University. 

Called Challah for Hunger, I spoke to one of their spokeswomen, Ms. Alexis Leon (who calls  Philadelphia home), on the evening of June 5 night at Beth Emet, the Free Synagogue located at the Intersection of Ridge & Dempster.  One of the Members of Beth Emet, Jeff introduced her to me and the lively conversation that followed indeed is FOOD FOR FODDER as well as Inspiration for us all, as well as realizing that we all have blessings that should be counted on a day-by-day basis.

As part of Northwestern’s Hillel, Challah for Hunger  (known as:  CfH)  has been in existence  at the Evanstonian Campus for four (4) years – baking bread – loaves  - of this well-known, loved, traditional and delicious Jewish Bread called:


For an historical overview of Challah, just check out Wikipedia*. 

Plain, Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Sugar are the primary Flavors currently baked. Pumpkin Spice is especially popular during Autumn Harvest Time.  On their Line-up (to add a colorful and festive flair) are their Sprinkles and Pretzel Challahs.  All mouth-watering down to the last crumb.

A board of six bakers head their weekly volunteers who number as many as 30 people who know that involvement and volunteering in a grassroots movement like this can only better all concerned parties.  Thus, the term:  ‘Breaking Bread’ takes on a new meaning for their group.

As Kirby Barth stated on the CfH  FB page of:   Today (June 6th, that is) is the last day to volunteer this year! If you want to make your own free challah next week, come volunteer today until 6! If you want to buy challah fresh out of the ovens, come at 6pm to buy a challah! :)

As the School Year begins again in the late Summer of 2013, their Goal (of course – no pun intended) is to attain more Sales in the area.  I suggested they approach Spertus Museum and any Jewish Catering Group in the area.  I was pleased to hear that Loaves can be purchased online, 24/7. 


The Philanthropy News Digest  at  and the Official website tell us and I will cite their Clause that: 

Challah for Hunger (CfH) brings together volunteers to bake and sell challah bread, raising money and awareness for social justice causes. Established with a single chapter at Scripps College in 2004, the network has grown organically to nearly 60 chapters, mostly based on college campuses throughout the U.S. In the 2011-­2012 school year, the chapters baked more than 40,000 loaves of challah, raising and donating more than $115,000.’

CfH chapters are supported by a small team of full-­ and part­-time staff and volunteers, especially the chapter advisors. Chapter advisors are experienced alumni who are trained to be the main point-­of­-contact between the network and the individual chapters. Each advisor works with 1­-5 chapters.”

Today, their Numbers add up to an entire new Dimension on how to Fight Hunger:

Spring 2013 ChallahCount: 

5,819 challah loaves eaten = $21,845 donated

Lifetime CfH = $449,989

As Challah for Hunger grows because “The Knead is there” (and you can quote/unquote me on that one),  more and more civic, culinary, religious and familial groups (for starters) will be subscribing to their Program.  After all, as many of us know who have studied the Plague of Homelessness not only in America, but abroad, a person cannot or will not operate correctly and for the best interest of his or her well-being if not properly fed and where nutrition has to play that roll.

The Irony of it all is that so many people are overweight while so many others are starving.  Coming up with a new Way to alleviate and/or fight Hunger was what the Students at Hillel Northwestern did and the way I see it, they are destined for success.

Breaking Bread, one Loaf at a time, while feeding others is commendable and innovative. It's Biblical.  It's humane. It's the thing-to-do. It's righteous and now we're seeing that the Concept is working.

If we all BAN TOGETHER FOR THE BAKING OF THE BREAD,  Challah for Hunger will succeed in  their Goals.  And, that’s quite easy to do by Social Media Networking with them via Facebook & Twitter. for Hunger Northwestern University

Just remember that HUNGER and STARVATION are horrific Global Problems that capture the headlines year-in and year-out.  Hunger stymies the physical and spiritual souls of each of us, no matter what religious faith (if any) we may follow. 

For  many of our neighbors who live on the Fringe (in our own communities and on our very blocks) – on the Edge – it’s a daily occurrence.  You can help make that difference by supporting CHALLAH FOR HUNGER today.  As their Motto reads:  BAKE. EAT. SAVE LIVES. REPEAT.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pain Management: An Ongoing Forum to feel your Best: 24/7.

DATELINE:  Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Needless to say, PAIN is the most debilitating problem or issue that can happen to any of us. It keeps us from getting up in the morning and ultimately to achieving our dreams.  Even the most elementary of tasks cannot be done when UTI: Under the Influence of Pain. It’s not only debilitating for those of us who suffer FROM it, but for that person’s loved ones who see them go through this non-stop Conflict.  Therefore, I was incredibly amazed and startled both that just last week I learned of a term that I had never heard before that deals with Pain and all it entails.  That term is:  Pain Management Doctor.  Then, today, as I was perusing the new June Magazines at Barnes and Noble, I quite unexpectedly discovered:



Richard L. Rauck, MD - Editor in Chief

PAIN PATHWAYS MAGAZINE is  on Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest.

Additionally, PAIN PATHWAYS MAGAZINE  has Pain Resources & Book Reviews.

My gut intuition tells me that since so many people (across the planet) suffer from Chronic PAIN (and many diseases that are painful), a Magazine is now needed that will help the layman connect ‘the dots.’ By learning more about this topic since Medical Science is making so many astounding break-throughs, then we are able to share and know how the Pain can be alleviated.

This is the first Magazine of its kind that I ever (personally saw) and as a Publicist, I’m continually scouting out for the latest Media, Outlets and Trends.  I carefully went thru each page, culling it for the key terms that I could tell you about.  I have some very close friends who are not pain-free and have bought copies of the magazine for them.  However, I was able to skim for some interesting Websites that can lead you (and/or others you may know) so that their life is less pain-filled.

Those notes follow for your perusal.  I highly suggest you check-out the given websites and invest in a subscription of PAIN PATHWAYS MAGAZINE.  The resources (at its rear) is incredible. After all, it only takes one person to open that door to lessen the hurt.  



Dr. Joseph Meyer:  Columbia Interventional Pain Practice in Columbia, Missouri

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American Chronic Pain Association:

Type in your state to see what CITY is closest to where you live.   Illinois is the example cited below:

Matching Cities
Danville (VA only)
Wonder Lake (phone support)

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ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Medication & Treatment

Dr.  Joseph Meyer – Columbia Interventional Pain Practice, Columbia Missouri – 573-303-6886

World Institute of Pain –

FDA approved:  MILD:  Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression.  Article by Betty Bowen.  Finding Pain Relief from a new Source.  Page 28

Process is performed by Interventional Pain Management Physicians (Page 28)

The Journal of Pain

Contact Dr. Marshall Bedder – Director of Interventional Pain:  Pacific Medical Centers, Seattle, Washington – Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., NSW, LLSW / Author – a 50l(C)(3):  Goal:  Remove Barriers that separate patients from access to world-class research, breath-through treatments and proper quality care.  804-657-7246 (PAIN).

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation:  TENS.  See Page 66

TERM:  Interactive Therapies

Survey at:

Home Setting:  (has amazing Pain Outcomes that come quickly).  This is the future of Pain Management.

JUNE:  National Men’s Health Week – (Crohn’s and Colitis)

IN CLOSING:  Feel free to add comments and/or other topics, websites, hospitals, doctors that you have found effective for this Discussion Page.  After all, if you have your Health, you have it all.  People should not have to suffer.  Increasing Knowledge in a World where that Knowledge makes all the difference (especially so when it comes to HOW YOU FEEL) confirms that you know about a Topic very well. This helps to assure that the best can be achieved for the Continuation of a long and healthy Life.  By all means, email:

Richard L. Rauck, MD - Editor in Chief


to discuss any of the Topics he and his Staff & Contributors presents in this incredibly helpful publication.


Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Chicago – Illinois USA