Category: Hello From Shari

April 9, 2021

Many people don’t realize that hate, intolerance and discrimination are not based only upon color of the skin today. Historically; however, there was much more focus on skin color involving these evils than there is currently. We have made some progress, thankfully. Now we have Federal Protected Classes: Race, Color, Religion or Creed, National Origin or Ancestry, Gender, Pregnancy, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability – Physical or Mental, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Citizenship and Familial Status. These Protected Classes are supposed to ameliorate the evils of discrimination, intolerance and hatred. Theoretically, anyway. But even government-legislated protection doesn’t seem to...

March 26, 2021

The events are coming! The events are coming! Approximately one year ago our world changed when the Coronavirus became an unexpected and most unwelcome part of it. Much of normal life changed—slowing down, skidding to an unhappy halt or far worse. COVID-19 altered the way we lived, and usually not for the better: to date, more than half a million Americans have died and many more people around the globe. At SKIL we had to implement changes to protect our customers and employees. Some of those changes were grievous, like closing our buildings to customers and the public except by...