The Life of Patty Rocklage

Patty Rocklage is an accomplished marriage and family therapist. She practices in Sudbury, Massachusetts where she lives with her husband Scott Rocklage. The best way to describe Patty Rocklage would be as a professional with a warm style of communication. Patty Rocklage is a Psychology graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) class of 81. She works with families, couples, and even individuals offering advice on their struggles in life. Her 20 years of experience has expanded her skills to include teaching, community outreach, coaching, team building and public speaking.

She is also very passionate about giving back to the community. She and her husband recently gifted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a contribution that was used to renovate the nanotechnology and Nanochemistry lab spaces of the building. The reason they were so passionate about this particular project is because Scott Rocklage used the very same labs as he was conducting his Ph.D. research. He graduated from the university in 1982 having been taught by the Nobel Prize winner, Professor Richard R. Schrock.

After the renovation was complete, the couple visited the site and was given a tour by a professor and two of his students. Afterward, the ensemble gathered in the lab’s vestibule to view the plaque enacted to honor the couple and her resume.

Patty Rocklage is also very passionate about design. Recently, they renovated their house. The front fa├žade was a problem and visitors struggled to find the front door when visiting. They also wanted the kitchen made part of the living space as it was very far removed from the family spaces. They got an ideal package from Sudbury Companies also known as Sudbury Kitchen and Baths. The project, spearheaded by Ed Freelander offered the best possible advice at minimum costs.

The project was carried out in winter which caused delays but the end result was worth the wait. The Sudbury Companies offered them an all season’s porch, knocked down the kitchen walls, retained the cabinets and tiles, and built a new driveway. They did this while still working around the jumbled heating by the previous constructors. Trees were replanted. The couple got a completely remodeled house at a minimum cost that was environmental friendly too and read full article.

HRF Founder Thor Halvorssen Has Zero Respect For Any And Every Tyrant

Tyrant is a nasty word when you happen to be the founder of the New York City-based HRF or Human Rights Foundation.

Thor Halvorssen is quite the engaging activist, as witnessed by writer Matt Labash for the WeeklyStandard.com. In a recent article about Halvorssen, Labash noted that the principles of basic human rights and personal liberty are no-brainers. In other words, these two factors are the foundations from which everything else springs forward. There should never have to be any discussion about bartering this or that when it comes to people and their freedom, he bluntly states.

Thor Halvorssen comes from quite the fascinating background with politically active parents, as his father was thrown in a Venezuelan prison while discovering government corruption there as the country’s drug czar. Meantime, his Norwegian mother was shot at an anti-Hugo Chavez demonstration, and currently, Halvorssen’s cousin is behind bars as a political prisoner in Venezuela.

According to The Atlantic Halvorssen shows no mercy for those who enjoy tyranny and isn’t afraid to stand up to the corruption. He was allegedly beaten to a pulp in 2010, as he and a cameraman traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to sit down and record an interview with the patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Quang Do. His church had been banned, and Quang Do had been under house arrest for 28 years.

Following the interview, Vietnamese authorities caught Thor and beat him black and blue. He was arrested and detained and eventually released.

Thor Halvorssen has not been shy about his disdain for presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. He had supported and believed that Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders would have been the best candidate, blasting Clinton for allegedly taking millions and millions of dollars from numerous dictatorships- Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Halvorssen founded the HRF in 2005 and considers himself a “classical liberal.”