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Waking Up in Orlando

This morning I couldn’t sleep, so I went to take breakfast to my favorite crew on a job site. As I was making the rounds with the site superintendent, one of our team members mentioned that he hadn’t gotten much sleep either because his sister’s home had been shot up in… 421 more words


The Middle Class Is Dead

If it seems that I’ve been posting an overabundance of blog posts lately, it’s because I worked myself sick again last week and have been at home resting.   3,353 more words

Deep Thoughts And Wisdom

Breaking Fast

After a week, I’m coming up for air.

Our daughter visited for four days — just over 96 hours. Once she was safely returned home, I was incapacitated with a headache, fever and dizziness for a full 48 hours. 144 more words


Annual income by stealth

If a guaranteed annual income is such a good idea, why hasn’t it happened yet? It’s supported by both the right and left ends of the political spectrum. 502 more words


Life as a Campaigner - Not For Fainthearted

I have been thinking recently about life as a Campaigner  and all the trials and tribulations that go with that task. Disability Campaigners from all walks of life /backgrounds have fought the most brutal and sadistic of battles over the last 6yrs with unprecedented tenacity even the Government themselves have been surprised that we would dare to fight tooth and nail over the Welfare Reform Bill brought in 2010 and subsequent changes since like the Welfare To Work Bill, Social Care Act, ILF Cuts, Trade Union Bill and the mighty NHS Privatisation Etc. 1,134 more words


The Case For Higher Minimum Wage

I have reached my breaking point. I have seen so many memes on Facebook in obvious opposition to the recent hikes in the minimum wages in New York and California. 998 more words

Salaryman in Japan: Karoshi, Working Poor and More

The Dark Life of the Salaryman in Japan
Discover what life is like and the dangers of being apart or disconnected of the Japanese work force. 33 more words