DAN MCCRORY, a retired 37-year employee of AT&T, and now an author from Los Angeles, California, joined us to discuss his books, "Capitalism Killed the Middle Class", and "You Will Always Be My Forever".
FROM HIS AMAZON PAGE:
"Once upon a time, you could work for one company your whole adult life, you could make a decent living, and you could buy your piece of the American Dream. This book is part memoir and part political statement as it follows my thirty-seven-year career at the phone company that began in 1973, about the time economists say worker pay flatlined. The telecommunications industry was ripped apart, absorbed, and gobbled up by each other until, within a few years, Ma Bell had reassembled itself into the corporation that had stifled innovation for almost one hundred years and provided steady dividends and a secure family atmosphere for employees.
Capitalism Killed the Middle Class also examines the present political and economic systems rigged against us, and it gazes into the future for a path to a more secure and prosperous quality of life for our children."
LINDA Mac DOUGALL, a senior massage therapist, senior health advocate, voice for change in the senior living sector, and an author, joined us to discuss her profession and her latest release, "The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar...A Primer for Massage Therapists and Caregivers".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"Linda got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology because she was seeking answers to family dysfunction. She already had a background of working with the developmentally disabled population since high school. She went on to be an administrator of two group homes for United Cerebral Palsy for over a decade. Following her ex-husband's career, she then moved to Hawaii and became a Federal advocate for the state of Hawaii's families dealing with their population of developmentally disabled. Her work there brought change to the system in the way of studies and a medical review board as well as the state guardians beginning to imitate her way of questioning and challenging the way things had always been done.
Today her focus has changed to the older adult population. She is a senior health advocate and massage therapist, a holistic health practitioner, and a management consultant for caregiving situations. As a senior herself, Linda is also an advocate for change in the senior living space. Her background and focus on awareness led to the writing of her book "The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar...A Primer for Massage Therapists and Caregivers".
LUISA RAMONDO, a highly successful realtor, great cook, and now an author from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, joined us to discuss her debut novel, "Beyond the Cobblestones".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"Luisa Ramondo, affectionately known for her Italian heritage and nurturing traits, makes her literary debut with “Beyond the Cobblestones,” a passion project that’s been in the works for years. Inspired by tales of her mother’s journey from the villages of Italy to the bustling cities of America.
She is an award-winning real estate agent who lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and three sons. When she’s not writing or selling houses, Luisa can be found on the tennis courts, on a yoga mat, or in the kitchen.
Luisa is known for her natural cooking abilities and effortless entertaining skills. Scents of tomato and basil waft through her welcoming home as she regularly delights her friends and family with Sunday dinners – experiences she’s carried from her own youth that have inspired this lively tale."
Fresh from the success of his book, "A Principal's Family Principles" (available for purchase at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and www.outskirtspress.com), "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" focuses on the family, kids, parenting, schools, jokes, music, sports, issues of the day, and all issues that impact the family.