LAFF September Issue

LAFF September

SOPHIE’S SENIOR YEAR School’s back in session, meaning my daughter Sophie is working her way through senior year. Time really does fly. Before I know it, September of 2020 will be upon us, and she’ll be heading off to college. Normally I don’t like to make predictions, but I have a feeling sitting down to write that month’s edition of this newsletter will be an ... CONTINUE READING

LAFF September

WOMEN AND SOCIAL SECURITY Social Security came into existence in a very different world than we face today. When the guidelines for retirement benefits were laid out in the 1930s, women had only received the right to vote a decade prior and were still vastly underrepresented in the workforce. Naturally, this leads to certain biases and inequities working their way into the system — some of which still plague ... CONTINUE READING

LAFF September

THE 4-LEGGED HEROES OF GROUND ZERO In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets to clear rubble, offer supplies, and search for survivors. It was a powerful act of resilience in a deeply trying time, and while most of the individuals helping with the disaster stood on two feet, more than 300 canines also ... CONTINUE READING

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