The American Worker

In this issue of the Connector, we examine jobs, HR and the new world of work.

Can Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Peel-Off Blue-Collar Workers from the Republicans?

Can Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Peel-Off Blue-Collar Workers from the Republicans?The Democrats have been losing blue-collar voters for the last decade; this legislation could reverse that trend.

What to Know About Today's Busy Housing Market

You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things).Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering purchasing a house in today’s fast-paced market? Here are five tips that can help.

God Bless America: A Different Kind of Love Story

I wrote God Bless America in 1980, when America was in a mess much like today’s mess, and not long after the Ray of Hope generated by the American hockey team’s improbable run to the Olympic gold medal. I had been trying for years to write something that put into perspective my experiences in the war, the war itself, and the condition of our country. I was especially interested in trying to put into words for a non-veteran reader a description of the Something that happens in war, a Something that can, unless one is careful, transform the heart into a stone; a Something which, even if one is careful, you must deal with and take control of if you are ever to fully return home.I hoped that in the process of so doing I would find the language that would help me understand what had happened to me. In multiple attempts over multiple years I had failed miserably to write what I was trying to write. Then one day, after seeing a commercial for Contac cold capsules, which were small capsules full of little tiny time pills, I got the idea for the opening line and for the piece’s metaphor; and then the piece flowed out.  - Joe Puggelli

Building Back Better: Department of Veterans Affairs

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs is the United States’ second biggest federal department in terms of discretionary spending. It oversees America’s largest health care system, and also offers a broad array of other services: education benefits, vocational training, home loans, social services, adaptive sports, cemetery burials, and much more.

Libraries We Love – Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Each month, we profile a library: Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic. This month Barbara Lloyd McMichael writes about Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago.

PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – MAY 2021

In the May Connector, we features articles and essays about Veterans... just in time for Memorial Day...Know a Veteran? Give him or her a hug!

Don't Skip These Smart Moving Tips

Six ways to make moving easier (and less stressful)