Labor Day Reflections on the Minimum Wages of the World (and other considerations)

In celebration of Labor Day, I turned down the invitation for the family barbecue to instead engage in something really fun–create a comparative analysis of minimum wages throughout the World. 2,427 more words

Human Rights

Abandonment is an Issue

I never knew that I had abandonment issues. If fact, I didn’t know what they were. I thought that abandonment meant and adult leaving a child during childhood development, as I did to my children. 366 more words


Happy Fake American Labor Day!

This year, the first Monday of September happens to fall on the first of the month.  So, here you go, September 1, 2014: Happy Labor Day! 443 more words


Boulder Creek Hometown Festival's Final Day!

This is the last day of the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. This is the perfect bookend to close out the summer event season in downtown Boulder. 84 more words


Corporate tweet #fail: Omaha Steaks tells brother of returning Marine 'Happy Memorial Day'; Update: Tweet deleted

Former U.S. Marine Rob Wiebusch tweeted that cool photo Friday evening.

“LY” of Omaha Steaks responded by wishing Wiebusch a Happy Memorial Day. Yes, Memorial Day… 77 more words

Social Media

For crying out loud: Army agency tweets 'Happy Memorial Day' on Labor Day; Update: Tweet deleted; Update: Agency apologizes

Program Executive Officer (PEO) Solider is the government agency responsible for acquiring everything a U.S. soldier wears or carries. You might think the person running PEO Soldier’s official Twitter account would know the difference between Labor Day and Memorial Day. 64 more words

US Politics

Richmond, you light my fire.

This weekend I attended my first Flying Squirrels game. It was a blast, and we won! I do miss the wild, scrappy, passionate, and sometimes belligerent fans of Baltimore; however, there was a great sense of community and heart in the stands of the minor league stadium last night. 52 more words