PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND
I find inspiration in many different areas and that has led me to write about a wide range of topics. My music articles have been published in FYI 50 Plus -Follow Your Interests, Boomer Magazine and GO Magazine(New York City). I've also written commentary, general interest and wildlife pieces that have appeared in FYI50 Plus-Follow Your Interests, Suddenly Senior, The Sports Column and in Midwest publications.
Currently working on articles about non-profit organizations, sports and general interest/opinion pieces.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND
NON-PROFIT/PHILANTHROPY - Children & Animals, Arts, Wildlife/Conservation
Dogs are more than man's best friend to many kids By Carolyn Bower ~ There's a long-standing belief that dogs are a man's best friend. But they are much more than that to many children with serious medical challenges. * Chelsea is a young lady with diabetes.
By Carolyn Bower Five decades have come and gone since the psychedelic sounds, peace signs, and masses of concert-goers descended upon Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, NY.
By Carolyn Bower~ Many classic film enthusiasts and television fans know the names William Holden and Stefanie Powers for their acting endeavors. Some, however, may not be aware of their significant achievements in wildlife conservation and education.
These were the sights and sounds of 50 years ago - 1968. Music was changing and diversity was ever present. Do you remember these Billboard hits?
When Lesley Gore passed away in February, headlines around the world read that the "It's My Party" singer had died. That number one smash from
By Carolyn Bower ~ Are you and your family tired of watching television and movies? Are you done with baking (and eating) delectable desserts? Spending more time at home these days offers opportunities for enjoyment and learning new hobbies.
I admit it. I am one of the TV generation - one who was born in the 1950's and grew up watching "Sky King," "Fury," "My Three Sons," " Leave it to Beaver" and "Adventures in Paradise." Those were the days when Saturday morning meant Sky rescuing Penny and the beautiful
"From a distant era" is a phrase used to describe a dinosaur. You may be one; if these signs fit you to a T! 1. You have no clue what "hashtag" means or how to use it You see the word everywhere and ask a friend about it.
I hand over the money. I clutch the package tightly and hurry on my way home. Another one to add to my obsession - to add to my growing collection. I can feel the texture through the wrapping paper and smell the newness - a newness not yet affected by use or passage of time.
School districts across the country are faced with controversial decisions about the content of literature available is classrooms and school libraries. Censoring and banning of certain children's books has occurred and according to
Collegiate flag football for women is here, and the inaugural season is happening this spring. But there's still a lot of work to make the sport a sustainable feature of college athletic programs. Intercollegiate competition is the outcome of a collaboration among the NFL, a sports organization called Reigning Champs Experience (RCX), and a collegiate sports association, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Explore a lternatives to live sports! Here are some suggestions. Sports fans are facing reality: with Coronavirus pandemic worries, live events have been put on hold. Casualties abound. Wimbledon has been canceled, the MLB season delayed, the Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Master's golf tournament have been postponed, the NBA season suspended, and the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 rescheduled.
According to the NCAA, 74 percent of student-athletes experience hazing while in college. It's time for administrators, coaches, parents, and students to work together to end t his despicable practice. -In 2015, a hazing incident involving the swim program at Drury University (MO) led to an investigation and adoption of a plan to deal with hazing.
When does action on the tennis court take a backseat to action apart from it? It's happening here and now, At the forefront of the game has been controversy about outfits worn by Serena Williams. In 2018, her "catsuit" - a skin-tight , black full-length outfit - caused a stir at the French Open. The catsuit wasn't just a fashion statement, it was designed for Williams as a precaution against
Watching American League (AL) baseball games isn't the same anymore. I used to tune in all the time and- unlike critics who say that baseball is boring-I always enjoyed the time I spent on the game. But the game has changed. And, to me, it hasn't changed for the better.
After a thorough investigation of the program, Sylvia Hatchell is out as women's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her 33-year career with the Tar Heels ended under a cloud, despite numerous accolades and