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Hurry–3 Days Only

Labor Day is a challenge for me. Since I shifted to a blogging schedule that includes a Monday post, and since that’s when I sometimes get all philosophical, it seems that I should address the holiday in some meaningful way. … Continue reading

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How Many Legs on that Lizard?

If we were having a beer, you would be wondering what I would be drinking. “I know I’m having a glass of Meiomi, but I’m not sure what my young friend will be drinking.” “Yuengling, what else?” “Oh, I wish … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day 2015

I wrote this post in 2012. This blog was slightly over a year old but had collected fewer views in 14 months than it usually does in one month today. I am re-posting this for three reasons. 1) I like … Continue reading

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My Encounters with Organized Labor

The first time I came face to face with the strength of organized labor was in the parking lot of Small Arms Manufacturing, a machine shop that made gun barrels near Pittsburgh. The night before, I had worked my first … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

Welcome to the least respected holiday on our calendar – Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day is better known as the last holiday of summer, the serious start of school, and a great time to buy just … Continue reading

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