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dk-christi's picture
Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, was on the agenda of a small conference in Melbourne, Florida last week, directly in front of my own presentation to the group. It was a surprise. The whole day's activities were switched a bit to make that piece happen. I am not a collector of celebrities; but I...
mark-budman's picture
If I were to pick the single-biggest issue that dampens the American spirit, damages our economy and ruins our future, it would be unemployment. Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June; the unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
shayne-adelman's picture
I apologize for having been away for a little over a month. You see on June second, while typing up that week’s blog and watching “Dawn of the Dead,” I went into labor! I won’t go into any excruciating details, I want people to read this after all. I was in hard labor for nine hours, the worst nine...
SharonWalling's picture
There are thinkers, and thinker/doers and doers. I thought about this the other day – Mother’s day, I was at the beach in California. I was amazed at the elaborate, elegant and palatial homes built near the ocean. Open the door, walk down the steps and you’re in the sand. It just so happened a...
geri-spieler's picture
Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration by Jeffrey Kaye(Wiley, April 19, 2010) Jeffrey Kaye’s timely book, Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration, focuses on the impact of immigration worldwide.  The author uses the term “migrant” to describe...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Atlantic City in the sixties and seventies was not the glossy casino-ridden playland it is now. It was more like a wasteland: the hotels along the boardwalk were showing signs of crumbling, the shops that sold jewelry, moccasins, and beachwear barely made their rent. But by some weird fluke of...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
I recently came across some photos of me when I was first born and others from when I was about 3 or 4 years old.  One of them was of my mom holding me, another of my father holding me.  There was a photo of me between my two big brothers and one of my two brothers with their arms around each other...
michael-lipsey's picture
I've posted yet another chapter from my book on the history of plumbing, and everything else, at  http://ithoughtso.net/id15.htmll This is a work in progress and comments or questions are welcome. 
david-moolten's picture
        "ASTRONAUT GOES FROM MIGRANT FIELDS TO OUTER SPACE" For José M. Hernández The boy squatting with a wood and wire crate In Salinas has finally risen Above his station, California almost Beautiful from this distance. Now when he bends To the heavy glass he’s...
ronnie-hodges's picture
Hi Steve, good luck with the book.  Saipan news would be that the federalization bill was passed and signed into law commencing June 1, 2009(I hope it was nothing I said...see chamberonomics).  An increase of US presence here will be 400-600 government employees (unless the US buys the Hyatt, I don...