Who Needs To Dress Up, When America is Scary as Hell?

It's sad really, it's evident that Halloween being a celebrated event across the country that it carries a certain spirit with it. Being an excessive thinker sometimes my spirit  gets depressed anyway, but seemingly today more so than ever. I'm sure it doesn't help that today is a day people celebrate souls not being at rest, fantasy, evil, and witch craft....more

Not All Women Are One Issue Voters.- Beth Lindstrom @bethlindstrom

A couple of weeks ago, a few of us women flew to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend a rally at Marquette University with Ann Romney.   Ann was there for an event that attracted over 600 people.  The four of us used to work closely with Mitt Romney, Cindy Gillespie, former senior counsel to Governor Romney, Ellen Herzfelder, former Secretary of Environmental Affairs, Renee Fry, former Secretary of Economic Development and I (former Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation) were there to make the point that Governor Romney worked with many women in his adminis...more

DNC Talk Turns to a New Outlook on Jobs

The 2012 election is about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. And the economy. That's what everyone says, and that's what many convention speeches are about. But what jobs? For which segments of the population? Working parents? Kids just out of college? Students trying to work their way through college? Or high school grads just trying to find a good-paying position? It's all well and good to talk about the need for jobs, but it's clear that American want some specifics. ...more
@KatherineLewis @iamwill Glad you liked the article! It was a great panel, but Especially #STEM ...more

Bad Economy + Times are Tough = Renegade Grandma

Yesterday I went to the movies with my two oldest kids.  After the movie I went to use the restroom. While I was in my stall, I reached into my pocket to pull out my phone. When I did this, a dollar bill and two quarters fell out onto the floor by my feet. ...more
 @simplyjune  Giggles! I'll keep my eyes open and clutch my purse tight ;)more

Why We Can't Really Compare Obama to Reagan

Originally posted on www.moderndaypearls.com.Time to look at the facts....more

Blowing Bubbles: An Intensely Personal Review

An intensely personal review of the article The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Taibbi. It is not recommended bedtime reading. ...more

2012 and Small Business - Better? Worse? or the Same?

Recently I came across a news item that had me scratching my head. While times have been, well, interesting the last few years, I just don't understand what the doom and gloom is all about. If you predict bad times...guess what you'll get? Bad times. Because you've already pre-written a foregone conclusion. ...more
@BlogHer I say better for sure !more

Tough Economy Changes the Face of Holiday Jobs

'Tis the season for holiday employment. November and December are typically months where people hankering for a few extra dollars can take on additional jobs created by the demand during the holidays. This year, however, the tough economy has made holiday jobs more lifeline than extra cash for many affected by long-term job loss. ...more