Should we continue teaching kids that they can grow up to be whatever it is they set their mind to or should we be scaling back their delusions of grandeur and realistically preparing them for the inevitable bombshell that there can only be one Alex Rodriguez?
It breaks my heart to hear people disparage the unemployed. It troubles me that some of my closest relatives and friends align themselves with a party that seems so callous to the victims of the crisis – the unemployed, the forgotten. It’s hard to look them in the eye anymore. Those of us who have been through it understand the pain and the shame that comes with saying “I am unemployed”. After a while it feels as if it is an accusation – that I am unemployable, rather than just one of millions who were tossed aside for the sake of greed and slow thinking.
My wife, Jennifer Emily McLean, wrote a blog entry about our show, “and Boris”: My husband and I are just coming out of production of the third season of our web series “and Boris”. I say coming out of because we still aren’t done shooting. We were supposed to be done shooting at the end […]
It was reported today that JP Morgan Chase has concluded that unemployment insurance has not only increased the time someone stays unemployed but also has caused the unemployment rate to go up. The amount of misinformation and just downright callous, unfeeling, un-American behavior in this economic crisis is appalling.
This Friday I stayed up until 5:30 AM Pacific in order to do a call-in interview with conservative talk show host Jamie Allman on St. Louis’ 97.1 FM. Instead of discussing the real consequences of the economic crisis and instead of focusing on the realities that it has brought – Allman chose to focus on me and my year of unemployment.