Tag Archives: ALEC

Predictions for 2017

Every year since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve made predictions for the coming year. So let me just take the swan dive into the depressing mire and get it out of my head. 2017 will be hotter than 2016, … Continue reading

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The Violent States of America

2014 has barely begun and it’s already become a milestone – in America, you risk being shot in pretty much any public venue. Schools, malls, churches, workplaces, theaters, festivals, roads, sporting events, and now grocery stores – virtually anywhere there … Continue reading

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Between Giggles and Tears

How does a doomer prepare for retirement? Between giggles and tears. Like the dutiful middle class people we are, we’ve been saving for retirement since we started working, practically. I’ve been hearing since the 1980’s that social security won’t be … Continue reading

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All the News?

The duty of a citizen is to be informed, so I’ve always been told.   I was diligent about it; for most of my adult life, besides reading books, newspapers and magazines were also around. Like everything else in my life, … Continue reading

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Union. Union. Union.

I’ve only been a union member once in my life.  I was going to a local college and working part-time at a locally owned (since sold to a national chain) drug store.  It was a great job. Mostly, I cashiered … Continue reading

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