Emma Lazarus would be ashamed to see her words and her dream dashed by an American president whose legislative pursuits are propped up through intimidation, racism, and xenophobia.
Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.
Leonard Smith thinks it is about time Charlotte Amalie had its own flag, featuring a Danish queen from the 17th century.
James Walton compares the recent financial crisis in fellow U.S. territory Puerto Rico to what is happening now in the Virgin Islands economy.
Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don't overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.
As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?
Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you.
Last week on July 4 we commemorated the Declaration of Independence, which outlines the ideals of equality and democracy and upheld as a model around the world. But Americans in the V.I. get freedom without democracy.
Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU6MnFq9hDM In 1985 Shaky Acres (the recovery program that Tuts and I had started in 1981) was going along fairly well, but was in...