v People are visual.
v Culturally diverse communities must work harder at developing cohesion.
v Music is the international language.
v Both parents and youths need mentors & role models.
v Casual culture: among youths, black tie has taken on a new meaning.
v Extended family may stretch across the country, or across the world.
v The demise of the porch, the doorway to neighborhood interaction.
v Awareness and appreciation of a most precious resource, our elders, and the powerful lessons they teach - both overt and silent lessons - have dwindled.