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Jan's Last Day as an ISES Interviewer

Jan prepared for her last day as an Employment Interviewer with the Illinois State Employment Service, with offices located on Chicago’s Sixty-third Street in the middle of the South Side. 403 more words


Gender and Job-Seeking

In 1970, while Jan, my wife, was serving as an interviewer for the Illinois State Employment Service in Woodlawn on Chicago’s south side, a couple of transvestite job-seekers came into her office. 643 more words

A License To Preach

Saved by a stranger

On several occasions I have heard friends relate countless  tales of how they were embarrassed by taxi men for failing to pay their fares unintentionally of course, but because they found themselves in a taxi with no money. 476 more words


The big picture

It’s 5:30 pm. She has her coffee mug in one hand and a book in another. And there she lies down on the roof, her mug right next to her, her book on her belly, her hair gently flowing with the breeze, smiling at the beautiful sky. 341 more words

Random Thoughts

A little life among concrete

The picture was taken in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We don’t see a lot of green here. Just a lot of buildings. But there is an attempt to plant more trees. 30 more words

What's On My Mind

Voting for a Compromise Nominee

For the first election in which I was eligible to vote, 1968, I began the year as a supporter of Democratic Senator Eugene McCarthy, the anti-Vietnam War candidate for President. 506 more words


Life in New York

Is it me or has the world been getting more and more smaller? Over the weekend I visited Albany University to surprise my old roommate and also for park fest and all the fun activities prior to that. 243 more words

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