GeneralI am interested in almost everything. My main interest right now is how I will survive on limited income, no health insurance and no ability to save any money for retirement. If however the word , "interests" is being used to mean "hobbies", it is noted that while I use to have certain hobbies (like photography, scuba diving and travel), I can't afford those anymore.
MusicMy favorite song is "Nobody Knows You When You are Down and Out" written and performed by Bessie Smith. Hey! give me a pigfoot and a bottle of beer!
BooksThe Great Risk Shift by Jacob Hacker The Disposable American by Louis Uchitelle; Bait & Switch; Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich; The Working Poor by David Shipler; The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear - edited by Paul R. Loeb The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky I also like the tales of Hans Christen Anderson, especially The Little Match Girl and The Snow Queen.
HeroesGeorge Bailey, Uncle Billy, Clarence
- Jun 25, 2009 4:13 AM Memo to Health Care Industry
- Mar 24, 2008 6:06 PM Open Letter to Clinton & Obama
- Feb 27, 2008 3:24 PM Economic Education
- Jan 19, 2008 6:06 AM Teacher Labor Abuse in China
- Jan 12, 2008 6:30 PM Health Care for America - Please Read for the sake of us all
I am a collection of all Americans who have been laidoff in the past 30 years. I obtained the approriate education for my profession, worked hard, paid my dues, was loyal to my employer and lost my job, as did many others, when the company was aquired and merged with another. The new owners needed to cut costs in order to pay for the acquisition of the company having borrowed the money to finance the deal. The state where I reside lured the company prior to the merger, with tax breaks and paid for the facility where production occurred, using your tax dollars to do so, in exchange for the thousands of jobs the company promised it would bring to the state.
I am your father, brother, mother, sister, son, daughter, husband, wife, lover, your cousin, your aunt, your uncle, your next door neighbor, your best friend, a member of your church, your club. There but for the Grace of God, go you.
On a personal note - my father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish and I am Jewish.
I have recently joined the Chicago Complaint Choir as a proactive healthy way to deal with the stress of my life. I am still learning HTML code - which is a pain as it is not something I really ever needed - thus the links to the Complaint Choir cites - well you may have to copy and paste for a time. They are below.
Click here for the Chicago Complaint Choir's first performance (I had not yet joined).
Who I'd like to meet:John Maynard Keynes. Woody Guthrie, Stephen Colbert. There are others. I am just too depressed to remember who they all are at the moment.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Every Town and City, USA
- Ethnicity: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Education: Post grad
- Occupation: radical
- Income: Less than $30,000
Outsource American Employment
One Week several years ago
- Chicago, Illinois US
- Call Center Temp