No matter where a feminist goes, men seem to be ahead of her. In the early days of the movement, I recall driving to California from Oregon and stopping at a road side café, one of those places with red vinyl booths and a sign as you entered that said, “Please seat yourself.”
At the retirement center, there is a “lightly used” shop where the prices can’t be beat. For a song, a buyer can find anything from a couch to a hat. Profits from the shop help residents who have fallen upon hard times, mainly because they’ve outlived their assets. The ca
When I revealed in an earlier blog that, prior to the election of George W. Bush, I’d been a registered Republican, readers admitted they were surprised. We live in a complex world, I replied, and I’m not averse either to profits or the stock market. (Blog 5/19/15) Not to pu
Another of our western allies has given Edward Snowden an award, honoring him as a whistleblower of courage. This time he’s been given the Bjornson Prize for freedom of expression from the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression. (Click) The accolades he’s
A short while ago, Samantha Elauf won a religious discrimination case against clothier Abercrombie & Fitch. A Muslim woman, she argued she was denied employment because her religion requires her to wear a headscarf, a look the company felt was contrary to their fashion image.
A man, while digging in a basement in Calgary, Canada found a fish fossil he thought was unusual, so he sent it off to some experts. When they reported he’d found evidence of a 60-million-year-old species, he refused to believe it. As a Creationist, he knew the world was only
I became a stock investor by accident. An acquaintance moved into the CEO position of a small, public company. As I’d worked with the man on a few projects and knew his banking acumen, I decided to buy a few shares. When the stock rose appreciably, I sold some and bought into an