Jobs Report: Nada

I’m sitting here silently fuming. Two hundred twenty-three thousand new jobs added, unemployment at three-point-eight percent. And everyone is celebrating. The markets are up, there’s optimism out there. Not me. Oh no. I’ve been a forced housewife for the last 3 years. And before that I was a returnee to college, 3 years full time…

Scary Media Stuff

My hubby found this TED Talk a few days ago. He sent me the link, and it’s scared the piss out of me. If media companies can manipulate consumers at the micro level, what does this mean? Really mean? Oh, you might say, “But I have ad-blockers, and they keep companies from using such targeted…

We’ve Forgotten

I remember sitting and watching the movie on TV. The great Danny Kaye holding forth as  the fictional Max Feldman, a holocaust survivor. I remember thinking “didn’t we defeat the Nazis in World War 2? Why are they still around?” They are still around. And we’ve forgotten that they should have no voice here. The…

When a Plan Comes Together

  Plans can come together in so many ways, but mostly they work when people actively labor towards goals. In this case, the Koch Brothers have gotten parts of their long standing goal – to get a federal government in place that will downsize, downsize, downsize. More legroom for business to grow, more wiggle room for…