“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

American Blood on his hands


His need for attention and praise is part of his narcissism. This narcissism allowed himself to taped by famed journalist Bob Woodward who taped him on 18 separate occasions from Dec. 5, 2019 to July 21, 2020. Bob Woodward, is best known for his work with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Post on the WatergateContinue reading “American Blood on his hands”

Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8


There is nothing like the sound, smoothness and the exhilaration of a V8 engine. After more than hundred years the V8 continues to be a prestigious option. The days are fading for the mighty V8. Fuel consumption,greenhouse gases, and demand is behind their eventual demise.  I want a V8!  Turbo, Supercharged 4 and 6 CylinderContinue reading “Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8”

RIVIAN! The Next Big Thing?


What was a small buzz in the automotive world, has become noiser in recent months. Another upstart electric automaker has entering the market place. Rivian’s buzz grew louder when, Amazon not only invested with the company, but ordered 100.000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. A part of Amazon’s plan to convert all of its deliveryContinue reading “RIVIAN! The Next Big Thing?”

5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community


June’s Pride Month marks a month of celebration, education and reflection for members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, and while there’s a lot to celebrate, there’s a lot to reflect on as well. © lazyllama / Shutterstock Financial issues for the LGBTQ community   Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ+ community hasContinue reading “5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community”

Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic


A woman crosses a street in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza area on Tuesday. | AFP-JIJI By: Tetsushi Kajimoto/Reuters A majority of firms said they have taken steps — from layoffs to pay cuts — to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s third-largest economy, according to a monthly poll.   The governmentContinue reading “Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic”

TAXI?


One of the causulties of Covid-19 is ride share drivers Uber/Lift The shelter in place combined with reduced travel have force many driver to stay home, resulting much longer waits. One driver complained about distence between pickups.  As he is picking me a midtown Safeway to downtown, he is receiing requests  to pick up passengersContinue reading “TAXI?”

Why are some people better at working from home than others?


By Meredith Turits/BBC.COM In a world of telework, some people just take better to working from home. Does this productivity come naturally, or can you learn it? For some, working from home is a gift – a remarkable opportunity to focus and be hyper-productive, all the while finding time to walk the dog and evenContinue reading “Why are some people better at working from home than others?”

Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?


Anyone who lives on the West Coast knows there is a high cost for living here.  From Washington to California’s Mexican Border, the West Coast is pricey, this is also true of Canada. The medium price of a home in Vancouver, British Columbia ($1,360 million)  is considerably higher than Toronto, Ontario ($806,000) Canada’s largest city.Continue reading “Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?”

The tricky economics of all you can eat buffets


Few things epitomize America more than the all-you-can-eat buffet. For a small fee, you’re granted unencumbered access to a wonderland of gluttony. It is a place where saucy meatballs and egg rolls share the same plate without prejudice, where a tub of chocolate pudding finds a home on the salad bar, where variety and quantityContinue reading “The tricky economics of all you can eat buffets”