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Posted inColumns

Peggy Tarr: Equality and equity, please

Equality and equity are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two.  “Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.” (www.onlinepublichealth.gwu.edu) Equality and equity, please.  […]

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Peggy Tarr: Just desserts

 Three of us (all senior women; two with white hair) decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory’s bakery since we just wanted desserts. When we entered the bakery area, there were a number of patrons ahead of us. Some of the patrons stood in front of the desserts’ display case, so we could only see […]

Posted inPublic Square

A Telephone Game Every Day

As a child and as an adult, I participated in the “telephone game” at get-togethers.  As many of you probably know, the “telephone game” begins with one person whispering a message to another person, who then whispers it to another person until the whispered message reaches the last participant in the game. The last person then […]