Making a Difference!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these teens Regina Robinson.

Suited 4 Success is recognized for its expertise, excellent track record and collaborative counseling approach in motivating and empowering students to reach their academic and personal goals while eliminating the stress commonly associated with the college admissions process. The ultimate gift is watching each student thrive and resonate as a young adult when they attend their “Right Fit School!”

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Broken Hearts need Love and Justice for their Pain.

Do you know any of the survivors or parents from school shootings? Do you hear their cries? Can you imagine their nightmares? Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul, and Mary has given the Parkland Survivors a platform to be heard. The teens have taken their tears and put them to songs. They are singing loud and they are marching Proud. They are asking adults in power to hear them. The teens and children have voices and are using them. People need to listen to them! The School Shootings including Virginia Tech in 2007 where 27 Students and 5 Faculty Members were shot to 2012 when 20 babies – first graders were gunned down including 6 Employees and the killer’s Mom that morning and Parkland where 17 students were killed on Valentine’s Day in 2018. Will Valentine’s Day ever be the same for Parkland Survivors and their families? Their hearts are broken let’s fill them with love and get justice for their pain. Listen to their songs! Hear their cries!

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Singers Create Unity!

Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary asks Americans to take a step on
Inauguration Day 2021

Thank you, Peter Yarrow, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, and Tyler Hubbard. “Singers Unite the World.”

“Undivided” is how America must stand. Famous Singers and Bands gave us that strength once more. They woke up our souls. They united our pounding hearts with excitement. They gave us hope for a new tomorrow. The Singers united Politics to the youth. Everyone “Bold or Broken” trusts their favorite singers to express the joy or sadness they feel. The Inauguration Day of 2021 created Strength, Excitement and Hope for Young and Old.

Peter, Paul & Mary were the voices of yesterday for many Civil Right Marches. They stood on the stage with Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy and created sing-alongs for the World. They hammered out Love for their brothers and sisters. Peter Yarrow asked us all to take a literal step towards a new tomorrow. Mariann from Teen Say took a step and thanked the Great Artists of today and yesterday. Peter, thank you for inspiring us to perform a Uniting and Exciting task of our own on Inauguration Day.

Today more than ever, people needed songs to sing together. They needed people they trusted on a daily basis to come forward and give them hope. The Singers came out. They sang Loud and Proud from the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial! The after-party and the Previous Presidents coming out to give advice should be a new tradition. Great Job – Tom Hanks. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for including Americans in the Celebration.

The Pandemic created loneliness, dim financial situations, death, fear, and heartbreak. But…it has also taught us “Together America can do anything.” It has taught us Family is more important than Work. It has taught us Health is more important than Money. The World needed a Miracle; God gave us many. The Entertainers, Gate Keepers and Staff that created a harmonic Inauguration Day gave America a “New Beginning.” Januray is now celebrating a New Year of New Beginnings.

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Choose… Love or Hate?

Make the World a Better Place!

Americans have a choice. We could unite and understand each Political Party has disagreements about certain things or we could go to war against our family, friends, and neighbors over things that don’t make up or destroy our existence. Why do we act as it does? If someone you love is dying with Covid…will you discuss Politics or care who is President? Covid should be our biggest battle right now! People need to help one another get through this terrible, long year of sickness and stress. Americans need to Unite and show God we love one another. We need to make the World Covid Free and beg God for a Miracle each time someone we love gets sick! Let’s not take tomorrow for granted.

We need to rebuild our Country. We need to rebuild our minds and children. This Pandemic has hurt us! People are broken and some are broke.

Toddlers, young children, and teens have suffered terribly with the socialization and learning issues affiliated with Covid 19. People with social issues have been away from people for almost a year. They have to learn to socialize again.

Sometimes our vote for something wins and sometimes it loses. Did you have Pizza last night or go fancy? When our kids want something and they don’t get it, can they break into the store and steal it? Can they beat up their friends if their friends have what they want? Can they make fun of their friends for not having what they want? Can people cause chaos and pain to innocent people and get away with it? What would you tell teens if they were not voted President at their school? What would you tell their friends? Should the other group destroy the school and everyone stop talking? NO! That would be ridiculous, wouldn’t it?

Mom and Pop businesses have been destroyed during riots. Laws have been broken! Innocent children have been shot in the streets by mistake. Presidents and Presidents-Elect have been made fun of and bullied. Their families have been hurt and made fun of. Throwing dirt at one another does not make either party cleaner. If our parties can’t unite in peace and speak like adults …perhaps our country will change for the worst. Perhaps another country with dictators or dictators here will try and take over. Let’s act like adults for our future generations. Take a step towards tomorrow for Peter Yarrow. Sing with Lady Gaga, enjoy Jennifer Lopez.

The Stars are here. They are asking you to enjoy their show and play nice. At 8:30 pm watch Tom Hanks, John Legend, Justin Biever and many other stars celebrate a new 4-year term for a different party. It’s their turn. Let’s be fair people. Each team gets a turn to make the world a better place. Thank your last Presidents, Respect and Value your new Presidents. Be thankful we have the Freedom to Vote and stand together when we need one another.

God Bless America. Let’s Unite!

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Well Done Peter! You look so Happy to Unite the World again. How Exciting for all of us. For years your music has played during the momentous times in our lives. Peter, Paul & Mary’s songs have always united the people to have a voice and show their brothers and sisters love. From Martin Luther King Jr. to John F Kennedy to marches for Justice, the Homeless and the children, your music brought the world together in peace. You have done a lot for the Parkland Students. You have lifted our hearts through the Pandemic and racial issues of 2020. Your concerts were always about swaying and singing, “Blowing In The Wind” together under the same stars that brighten all our lives. You have always stood up for what was important to the majority of Americans. You have always tried to teach the children and adults to unite in peace and love to sing together. You started “Operation Respect”to stop bullying in the schools. Now you want Action on Inauguration day from the Republicans and Democrats. You want to make the day uplifting and special for everyone. As your song states, ” The Children are Listening.” Let’s take a few steps together in Unity for Unity, for 1 Country under God in Liberty and Justice for All. We love you Peter! Thank You! Keep Singing and Keep Smiling. God Bless America.

Step Forward, Jan 20th, for Dar from Peter Yarrow on Vimeo.

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Merry Christ-mas!

Hello out there! It’s been a while. What have you been doing? I have been enjoying the fun of the season. There is lots to do and see. Christmas is Jesus’s big debut and party but getting there is all the fun. You think of others, you want to make them feel special. You want to say, I love you. I know what you need or dreamed of or here is something to make you feel special. I love personalizing gifts and people love getting them. My daughter’s big present this year for all she loves is blankets with photo collages. I better get one. Ha, ha Moms and girl friends usually love those guys.

So speaking to the guys. How many guys would ever cheat on Gwen Stefani? I think if her husband was stupid enough to cheat on her it says something to the girls. Guys can be really stupid and take you for granted -no matter how great you are. Am I right?

In my eyes, the couple of the year is Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. They give the world hope. One can find the love they never knew could exist… A love so powerful that it can make you change the world. Their love ignites the world with love, hope and excitement. The world is dancing and singing with them. They are a powerful duo. Remember in my Artist Poem, I said God gave people talent – gifts to help the world.

We often hear…this too shall pass. Look at these “2” they do make it feel like Christmas. Couples all over are the world are dancing and singing these songs to each other.

Gwen and Blake’s true love for one another tells you to sing, dance and love with all your soul. Don’t give up…you can and will find that love that never you imagined. Don’t settle! I told my sister that for years and she didn’t believe me and then her prince walked into her life.

Merry Christmas Friends and Family. I love you all! Jesus is here… Covid is on it’s way out and we have learned so much about the simple things we took for granted. It’s like God hit the re-set button on the world.

Jesus is love and Love is what we need to survive in the chaos of life. God created partners for us. Have faith. “Believe” Love is what we want to share with our family and friends this Christmas. Time is the best gift you can give someone. Someone on FB said Moms should lay under the Christmas Tree and Say I am your greatest gift. Ha, ha. Do it Moms! Ha, Ha. Watch Hallmark together. It’s addicting. One night we watched 3 movies in a row. Up TV is amazing too! Ice Skate at a distance, bake cookies, decorate the tree together even if it’s on the day of…as an activity, go see lights and enjoy the snow. I hear we might get snow in the DC area on Christmas. Build Snowmen and have snowball fights no matter how old you are. Be Creative? Go get some arts and crafts. Play games again. It’s old fashion fun this year. It’s what the world needed. It’s the innocence we loved as children.

Have you seen the houses with their own radio stations and lights working together? It’s like Disney around my neck of the woods. Teens love it! Get ice cream and watch it together. What a great date night. Enjoy these special times. We will never take them for granted again. Will we? We have spent the year trying to help one another and show our love to our family and friends. Santa said we have all been good boys and girls and are on the nice list for sure.

Love yourself…love the person in the mirror. God made you! Treat his gift well! Remember if you’re lonely. Love is out there. If you are with the love of your life…never take them for granted. Make it exciting in the simplest way.

Merry Christmas! Alexa, play Christmas songs by Gwen Stefani….all of you start dancing and singing around that kitchen…right Mom? 🙂

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Channel 10 – Fairfax Public Access

Teen Say will be aired on Channel 10 – Fairfax Public Access on Wednesday, November 18th at 6 pm and Saturday, November 21st at 10:30 am. Enjoy our shows!

Happy Thanksgiving One and All! Make a Difference Out there. Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary always taught me…”It’s not the number of people you touch, as long as you help a few.” 

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Brain Tumors and May MRI Month

David Welch was a man who spent years doing research on his brain tumor. He started a website called David Welch and He was 38 when he got a lemon-sized brain tumor. This show was David’s last chance to educate the public on what he learned during his research. He was in great spirits and going through Chemo at the time of the Pre-Interviews. He would say, “excuse me” throw up, come back,  apologize and continue. He was an amazing man that really touched our hearts. He died soon after the show aired but was very happy with the show. The TV show was his dream come true. It was the last piece of his site he wanted to complete. His show was the reason Dr. Libby and I continued giving patients and caregivers a chance to teach, vent and share. I will never forget David Welch. He wanted May to be MRI month as a preventative measure all should be entitled to. Thank you to all the volunteers at public access that made our shows possible.

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Today’s Famous Family


We will be sharing a new show with our viewers. If your family wants to Zoom or Skype with Mariann from anywhere in the world,  we will highlight your family on “Today’s Famous Family.” The picture above is a Proud Moment from Mariann’s Kids. They think their family is special because of how close they are. They all believe Family comes First. They have done many Spartan Races together. They train together, study together, help prepare one another for interviews, troubleshoot challenges together and try to share every birthday and holiday together. They believe their significant others need to be best friends with their siblings. Mom and Dad love their kids and tell other families about them. Tell us about your family.

Every Family is Special. Tell us why your family is Special. Share your routines with us before and during the Pandemic. Perhaps another family will incorporate some of the great things you do. Mariann hopes siblings are getting closer during the Pandemic. Every Family deserves the Opportunity to Share their Video, routines, values, and Be Famous for a day. What a memorable experience to look back on during the Pandemic.

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College Students get Advice From Poison Control

College Students Mixing Illegal Drugs or their own Medications and Alcohol get Free Advice from Poison Control. Doctors of Pharmacy that the ER calls when someone mixes the wrong drugs together. Specialists are there day or night for you to call.  The call is free to the students and the advice could save your life.  They can help college students studying abroad as well through the 800 number. No one will be arrested for underage drinking or drugs. The goal is to help you and keep you out of the ER if possible – which is most of the time. They call back. They stay on the phone with you. They calm you down by answering your questions and telling you what to do or how to put up with the rest of the bad ride. They check on you the next day. The doctor of pharmacy will help you when your heart is racing or you are throwing up.  Free! Call them if you need them! Dedicated to Patrick who died studying abroad. I wish he would have called. They know when medicines prescribed by doctors don’t agree with your symptoms. Just call! They know what medicines you need for your symptoms when you are away at college and don’t want to worry Mom or Dad in the middle of the night. They are up! SOMEONE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOUR EMERGENCY!    1-800-222-1222

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Police and Firefighter joined by Mariann rescue a Blue Herring.

Every day I walk and see this beautiful bird. He has gotten used to me taking his picture. However, the other day he was flying about, catching fish, walking, looking at the water when… boom, he fell in a hole. I told the firefighter I was with to run into the hotel and grab a sheet. He remembered the goose rescue and took off in a hurry. I had helped with a goose rescue a few weeks prior. However, in a crunch, I still did not know who to call. It’s 911 – for the Police – who are Police Officers with additional training to become Animal Protection Officers. The Wildlife Rescue was pleased with what we said. The rehabilitators will be notified by the veterinarians or Animal Protection Officers if they are needed. The tag team firefighter and Police Officer were great. They rescued my beautiful friend. I wish I was brave enough to have gone over and pulled out his feet but he was flapping those big wings pretty hard and squawking. We like each other from afar. The 911 Operator explained the Police were on their way just to hang on as the bird laid his head down. I did see him yesterday, he squawked at me. Did he know it was me? Did he thank me? Look to the sky, you may see him. He is beautiful and free.

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