Monthly Archives: February 2014

Some disabled workers making pennies per hour

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-10/business/ct-biz-0210-work-advice-huppke-20140210_1_minimum-wage-federal-contractors-disabilities/2 Outdated law allows employees to be paid much less than minimum wage February 10, 2014|Rex Huppke | I Just Work Here President Barack Obama’s recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors was met … Continue reading

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Keeping a stiff upper lip

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Daily Prompt: Tainted Love

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/daily-prompt-tainted-love/ I’ve always been the one who was dumped in relationships. Then I met Richard.  He pursued me relentlessly and we were together for twenty years before he passed away in 2005. After three years of widowhood, I thought it … Continue reading

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I am Unemployed. But I Didn’t Ask for This.

Originally posted on Pursuing Her Dreams:
I am unemployed. But I am not lazy. I am not similar to an irresponsible child refusing to do chores. I don’t actively look for work each week just so I can say I…

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Run Lola Run

Originally posted on Charlie the Poet:
No matter how hard I try, I know I cannot escape the past. Here, of all places, Memories rush through me as I run from the pain, Unsure as to what should or should…

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A thank you

Originally posted on valeriu dg barbu:
Trilingual post: English, Italian and Romanian languages It would be easy to do something good for someoneIt would be easy to tolerateWe could look at each other with the eyes –not just with the…

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Nine lives

Alexander’s deteriorating condition is posing challenges for me in trying to keep him out of harm’s way.  He has a brain tumor, is blind, has only three good legs and his cognitive skills are severely diminished.  He regularly gets into … Continue reading

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