American Freelancers Are Madder than Hell...

A Great Opportunity for Competitors Worldwide U.S. and Canadian freelancers have a chip on their shoulders that’s bigger than a 2×4. The rest of us don’t recognize their value. We are trying to take advantage of them by impinging on their freedom and underpaying them to boot. Boo-hoo. For the rest of us, this is... Read more »

Joe Biden: Yes! to Elderly Leadership

Seniors lately are more likely to be scrutinized for any deterioration than recognized for their strengths. Yes, Kamala Harris is the first Vice President representing several demographics, but President-Elect Biden is a sterling example of what older people can bring to the world. Both leading candidates are in their seventies. The difference is that Biden... Read more »

I voted! Wherever you stand, please vote

I voted yesterday! In Will County, IL (county seat is Joliet), ballots were mailed on Thursday. I received mine on Friday and deposited the completed ballot at the local library in a box installed by the county clerk and monitored by security camera. We have been provided electronic security codes to track our ballots. A... Read more »

Where are you? Where am I?

Tonight the Jewish New Year starts at sundown. Serious Jews have begun to consider their sins over the past year in lead-up to Yom Kippur, the annual Day of Atonement. In contrast, I am looking at the pile of papers I should have cleaned off my worktable so I could start the new year with... Read more »

The perfect song for these times

My husband Wayne woke up with just the right song for today, which is pretty remarkable considering that we haven’t heard this song for decades. Remember “If We Only Have Love” from Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well? The song was written by Jacques Brel (obviously) in French, with English lyrics by Eric Blau and... Read more »

America needs better health insurance for part-timers

Chicago is gaining jobs. But too many are part-time without health insurance. Today’s Trib reports on page 2 of the business section that Amazon is holding job fairs in Chicago and five other U.S. cities towards its goal of hiring more than 30,000 people, all full-time and with benefits. The article of course references tech... Read more »

How Trump will lose 2020 Republican nomination

Dems and Indies will cross party lines to vote against Trump in Repub primary. #DumpTrump On November 6, 2018, the nation held a referendum on Donald Trump as President of the United States. He lost. The only national vote that has been held during his nearly two first years in office was for the House... Read more »

Let’s adopt this nickname for Trump

On April 16, someone on “On Point” (NPR radio out of WBUR Boston) referred to Donald Trump as “The Occupant.” Brilliant! It recognizes him as president of the United States of America without placing him on a pedestal he doesn’t merit. “Trump” in itself is OK, but The Occupant acknowledges that he is president without... Read more »

John Kasich will be elected Prez in 2020

No way will Trump be re-elected. First, he may well resign before the end of his term as his popularity continues to drop and his legal issues intensify. In other words, he may follow the lead of Richard Nixon, although Trump makes Nixon look like a senior statesman and a real mensch in comparison. Second,... Read more »

Please, Nancy-Chuck, cry uncle. Take Trump’s offer and reopen the government now

Look at the upside of Trump’s offer: DREAMERS safe for three years and government reopens. It’s no longer a “big, beautiful” wall but new sections where appropriate. Our government is back in business. All the pieces in the background that make our lives run smoothly are back in place. And 800 million federal government workers... Read more »