Tag Archives: Unemployment

state-of-the-art Slavery

Slavery has not gone away. Much depends on how you interpret “involuntary servitude”. Amendment XIII Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, … Continue reading

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We are a Nation of Immigrants

We are also a nation of suicides – do the math.

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The Accountant

This pertains to the husband of The Hobbyist. Presumably, an accountant is relatively smart. Also presumably, an accountant is formally educated if not to say college degreed and licensed for his profession. Presumably, an accountant can count past ten without … Continue reading

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The Family Business

A long time ago, when I still had hope of establishing a career or to at least get a job, I attended what might best be described as a community business exposition. I don’t recall exactly how it was billed … Continue reading

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Gary Wetzel

Speaking as a fellow Vietnam war veteran I have but three words for Gary Wetzel: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

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Things Remembered: The Edmund Fitzgerald

Despite the sinking of The Edmund Fitzgerald and the haunting melody about it and also despite a four-year waiting list I was so desperate for work at one point I even applied for a Merchant Marine Seaman’s Card, Viz.:

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Mirror, Mirror

You’re wondering why you’re poor or unemployed and unsuccessful as you’d like to be. You ask yourself why? You look in a mirror and what do you see? A male or a female, black, white, young, old, fat, thin, tall, … Continue reading

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