In international news, the fighting continues in South Sudan. In Iraq, the United States is sending 560 additional troops to assist with the assault against IS in Mosul.

In recent months, it has become clear that female politicians around the world are stepping into the spotlight. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron will step down on Wednesday, July 13 and will be replaced as Prime Minister by Theresa May. Angela Merkel is widely seen as one of the most powerful women in the world. And, of course, in the U.S. Hillary Clinton is on track to win the Democratic Party nomination.

I’d love to hear what you think about this. Are you happy to see more women making their way into top political positions around the world? Please let us know in the comments.

What Are You Reading This Summer?

Today, the Huffington Post released an article called 10 Oldie-But-Goodie Books Worth Re-Reading This Summer. Their list included: “Bonfire of the Vanities,” by Tom Wolfe, “The Red Tent,” by Anita Diamant, “Seventh Heaven” by Alice Hoffman and several others.

What are you reading this summer? Please join the conversation below.

Good News – It’s Pecan Pie Day!

Today, you have 3 holidays to choose from. For starters, it’s Pecan Pie Day. So, if you have a great pecan pie recipe, please share it in the comments.

It is also Cow Appreciation Day today. As someone who has travelled a lot, I know how much these wonderful animals mean to many people around the world. Let’s celebrate these wonderful, gentle animals.

Finally, today is Different Color Eye Day. With everything going on in the world, we definitely need more empathy and understanding. So, let’s all make a point to compliment someone on their eyes today. Let’s celebrate our differences and each other!

Today’s Discussion

Now on to our question of the day…

What book are you reading, or planning on reading, this summer? Do you have any other comments regarding today’s news? Please join the conversation.

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