Archive for November 2013

Four Freedoms of 1941 = Hate Mail, Atheists, Minimum Wage & the NSA at Thanksgiving

On Veterans’ Day, I was reminded of FDR’s four freedoms as enumerated in his 1941 State of the Union speech. Attending a “members only” Art Institute of Chicago talk about the delicious new exhibit,  “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine”, a jumbotron-version of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” exploded onto the screen. There... Read more »

Comcast prefers customer cancel, monopolies limit Americans freedom

How Comcast told us to cancel our internet service with them, or why technology monopolies are sucking the life out of small American businesses. Our AT&T internet service was slow for home and some business use, so after due diligence of the limited choices we switched to Comcast internet. Living in the Third World of America... Read more »
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    Candace Drimmer

    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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