Tag Archives: Middle Class

And this is how she arrived here…

It’s been weeks since my last post when I was lost among the vineyards of Manzano, Italy; enjoying the countryside, a dear friend and her wonderful family, and tasting the richness of what life can offer a squarely middle-class American … Continue reading

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First, they came for my students…

We are no longer the middle and we are not the bottom, but rather a new class of worker bees: America’s teachers who have been beaten into a twenty-mule team pulling the reformer’s idea of “right choices” for students to better compete on the global stage. Most … Continue reading

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What’s with all of this “First World” ranting?

Warning: this will not read as you think (and there is one or more expletive contained herein).   I’m not standing up for the whiny rich people with their wireless problems, but rather for hard-working people like myself who have … Continue reading

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The Frozen Middle

A young Latino male picks up his food to go and asks for a second helping of the taqueria’s much lauded salsa.  “That will be 50-cents more, sir, ” says the cashier politely.  (The serving is a tablespoon, in a … Continue reading

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Jobs – Where is the Manual?

Employers add 192,000 jobs in March, the media bleated out to us this week.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics also reports that the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.7%.   At this same USBLS link, there are some … Continue reading

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Poly Ticks – sucking the blood out of America

The first definition of the word “poly” is: more than one; many; much.  The second definition is: more than usual; excessive; abnormal.  I’m going to focus on the latter with regard to the second definition of the word “ticks” in … Continue reading

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You work hard. You deserve better…

This year begins with positivity and light.  And though I have plenty of places where I let my positive FREQuency flag fly, this blog has been dedicated (mostly) to writing on behalf of those who deserve a lot and have … Continue reading

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