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Troy Talk: National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month.  This designation is an essential reminder of how you can change someone’s life for the better by offering permanent or foster care to a child. It reminds all of us to help in creating awareness for adoption. All children deserve love, affection and support.

In my blogs, I often refer to issues that need improvement or raise the specter of a problem. While adoption and foster care remain an important policy priority of our state, we can point to New Jersey as a leader in this area. 

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Troy Talk: Veterans Day: Thank You for Defending Our Freedom

A sign carried by an attendee at the  2019 Veteran's Day Parade in New York City captures the essence of this blog: "Thank You for Defending Our Freedom." 

It is a hard act to follow.  And in the wake of our recent election, many have heard about promises to our military personnel. I would like to think that beyond promises and words is direct, concrete action, which has characterized my involvement and views exemplified by the aforementioned sign.

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Troy Talk: If You Observe, You Get the Government You Deserve

Next Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. After months of ads, campaign speeches, and pledges and positions postulated by candidates, the time has arrived. You will have the right to cast your vote, if you haven’t already, including one for the most important political office in the United States.

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