September-October 2023 Issue


The Light Magazine - September-October 2023 Issue



Is The Dollar’s Dominance In Question

Is The Dollar’s Dominance In Question
by Frederick R. MacLean

What is money? You probably use the word “money” every day in several different contexts. But try to define exactly what money is and why it has value, and you may find it a difficult concept to explain. According to Investopedia, “money is a system of value that facilitates the exchange of goods in an economy.” Simply put, money is a medium we use to buy other things we want.(more)

Broward County Update

Broward County Update
by Chip LaMarca

After a busy summer, we are preparing to go back to Tallahassee for our committee weeks starting September 17th. During this summer, we successfully distributed the multiple appropriations that we advocated for and received for our Broward County communities. (more)

History of Halloween

The History Of Halloween
by Roberta B. Turner

The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. (more)

by René Mahfood and Larry Turner