Currently our country is made up of approximately 17% Hispanic or Latino of any type and approximate 13% African American. Several other ethnicities make up single digits. In addition women make up more than 50% of our population and men make up a higher percentage of the population in only two of our states. This … Read moreFace(s) (of) The Nation
Fall finally hit the Mid-Atlantic October 26th-28th. A mild-ish ‘noreaster blew in bringing an inch+ of rain while dropping temperatures significantly. I started riding a bike again post Leadville, sometime early- September. It’s been nice. We have bad roads (too much traffic, too few shoulders, too many bridges) to ride but we have an endless … Read moreFall Fall
If we celebrated, or even recognized, every Day, Week or Month with a designation we’d likely boost GDP by a half-point. All the events, tickets, specials, meals, discounts, etcetera would keep retailers and the service industry glassy-eyed in perpetuity. National Donut Day, Pet Day, Honey Month, National Beer Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, Bike to Work … Read moreBlack History Month
A direct quote on Thursday, January 24, 2019 by the U.S. Commerce Secretary. Of course he was referring to Federal workers’ plight, or apparently to him lack thereof, by missing a second paycheck through no cause of their own. In a single income household—given the fact that I am unable to even walk without crutches … Read more“The idea that it’s paycheck or zero is not a really valid idea,”
It’d be difficult for me to say I (alone) lead much of a life of public service. Instead I, appropriately or not, factor in AWebs uncompensated, unreimbursed time and money toward our collective household service. When added up, very conservatively speaking, the number of unreimbursed work hours, the donated and lost/forgone PTO time and the … Read moreMLK Day of Service
I’ve been unable to be more than just a competent pet-parent the last several weeks. It pains me watching both our pups, mostly Samantha, spend hour after hour, day after day sitting in the basement with me as I remain unable to even walk them. Oh, I let ’em out back into our adequately sized … Read moreGet Out!
I’ve read it takes eleven to thirteen repetitions, twenty-one days and sixty-six days to create or break a habit. No consensus. Smoke a little smoke, drink a little drink, munch a little chip whatever the vice; many, lots, millions of us are faced with trying to undo a bad habit. On the other hand, likely … Read moreThe Confession