Reason & Doubt

Ephemera (singular: ephemeron) is any transitory written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved.

I found my cousin Maureen’s birth announcement in a pile of letters and ephemera kept by my mother (her aunt, Therese) in San Diego, kept intact and surviving the potentially cruel cut of the necessary triages before every family diaspora; from Montréal-Èst to Orange County (1964) to San Diego (1970) . . . Continue reading

Who took the pans from my bag? Vote today on the usual suspects.

I’m a simple man. I value simple things. Two fried eggs, prepared in butter, a slab of cheddar, dry toast or bread, and a cup of coffee with cream are heaven’s manna.

A fine steel pan is an integral part of this meal from heaven. I worked through much of my undergrad life as a short order cook. I thrived on the grease burning precision only achieved with hot steel . . . Continue reading

Good press for Hugo’s Hernani – kind review drives sales

 

Click here to read the Hernani review! 

Thanks T. M. Lennard for your kind review. To the rest of you facebook miscreants, I don’t care if you loath me or love me, but write something about it on Amazon. The world really does want to know about your experiences suffering through reading about living and working on a Canadian coal-driven bucket full of ammo from Halifax to . . . Continue reading

Shannon Liss-Riordan is a working class hero

http://bostonglobe.com/business/2012/12/23/lawyer-shannon-liss-riordan-fights-for-low-wage-workers-rights/knsxtjO3kMwGldhP2sjLjP/story.html

Disclaimer: I cannot judge if the contract in place between the woman I helped get in touch with Ms. Liss-Riordan and Jan-Pro, a janitorial service franchise company based in Florida (or one of their many agents) was fair, balanced and / or legal. I leave that to the courts to sort through the facts.

When one of the Jan-Pro “franchisees” came in to discuss her case, . . . Continue reading

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