A year after George Floyd: A letter to my Black son


Keith Magee and his son, Zayden, in 2015. Opinion by Keith Magee/CNN Dear Son, We are upon the first anniversary of a deplorable killing. Last May, outside of a grocery store in Minnesota, George Floyd — a Black man — was slowly, casually murdered by a White police officer. Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, is the sameContinue reading “A year after George Floyd: A letter to my Black son”

Wild myths I believed about white people: Notes on race, American ignorance and the Capitol riots


America will never cure its racial sickness because no one wants to begin with what they do not understand By: Darryl Robinson/Salon.com The Greyhound bus was quiet. The day was dreary. And I was madly uncomfortable. “What time is it?” I asked a guy sitting across the aisle.  “It’s 2 p.m.,” he said. After nearly fourContinue reading “Wild myths I believed about white people: Notes on race, American ignorance and the Capitol riots”

In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average


  By: Shelly Hagan, Wei Lu and Sophie Alexander\Bloomberg.com You could easily drive through this leafy Silicon Valley suburb without realizing you were in America’s richest neighborhood. From the road, it’s all high brick walls and opaque gates. It takes Google Maps to get a glimpse of what lies behind. Satellite images of Atherton, CaliforniaContinue reading “In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average”

Puerto Rico By the Numbers


  Home to 3.4 Million Americans Iowa 3.1 Million Americans Utah 3 Million Americans Mississippi 2.9 Million Americans Arkansas 2.9 Million Americans Nevada 2.9 Million Americans Kansas 2.9 Million Americans New Mexico 2.1 Million Americans Nebraska 1.9 Million Americans West Virginia 1.8 Million Americans Idaho 1.7 Million Americans There are more Americans In Puerto RicoContinue reading “Puerto Rico By the Numbers”

Airline Seats who’s Chubby Now?


Airline Travel in one word   (Sucks) There was a time when airline travel epitomizes luxury. The airlines offered champagne, comfortable seats, and offered a choice of beef, chicken or kosher meal included in the price of the ticket  The seats were wide (even for my aunt Katie) and the service was casual passengers wereContinue reading “Airline Seats who’s Chubby Now?”

America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel


A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US’ hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories. Tiffany Drew is 13 weeks pregnant and lives with her partner and daughter at the Starlight Motel in Wareham [Carolyn Bick/Al Jazeera] By: Carolyn Bick/Al Jazzera Massachusetts, United States – It is the fourth time that Tiffany DrewContinue reading “America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel”

Big Man Rides 2015/2016 Volkswagen Passat


One cant mention Volkswagen without mentioning the International Diesel Scandal. Which effects nearly the entire Volkswagen line  including the Passat. There are many questions concerning the future of VW and resale values.  Sales for VW through May 2016 is down 13% Volkswagen is currently the largest automaker in the world, larger than Toyota and GeneralContinue reading “Big Man Rides 2015/2016 Volkswagen Passat”

‘Paris is pricey, but it’s the best city for students’


Every year thousands of students come to France to study and most of them head to Paris. Giving us the lowdown on student life in the capital this week is American Anne Waldrop, who says even on a budget Paris is the place to study.  The famous Paris Sorbonne University and left Anne Waldrop enjoyingContinue reading “‘Paris is pricey, but it’s the best city for students’”

The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today


Want to understand the failures of the “free market” and the key to getting a decent wage? Here’s the real story By:EDWARD MCCLELLAND/Salon Let me tell you the story of an “unskilled” worker in America who lived better than most of today’s college graduates. In the winter of 1965, Rob Stanley graduated from Chicago VocationalContinue reading “The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today”

Dollar Madness on 12 & S


It was coming and long overdue, I had to let go of my blue dustpan.   It was abused over the years ,walked on, sat on,  its been a part of my household for over four years now.(wiping a slow tear) But I had to let Betsy go.. (yes it has a name!) I haveContinue reading “Dollar Madness on 12 & S”