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Video: What do Teachers Really Make

Posted in education, Rants with tags , , , , on March 29, 2008 by len20

It’s hard not to admire passionate people.

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Stupid Economy Cost Me My Job!

Posted in all about me, God's Kids, Ministry, Orphan Care, Rants with tags , , on February 3, 2008 by len20

RecessionI’ve known for about a month that last Friday, Feb. 1 would be my last day at God’s Kids. Now I’m able to tell everyone publicly. To be honest, I think I was hoping that a big semi truck loaded with cash would miraculously pull up to the God’s Kids offices this month with a bewildered driver saying, “They just told me to drop it off here.”

But the truck didn’t come, and our little ministry for orphaned children is tightening it’s belt to weather this economic storm. We all knew this storm was coming. I even wrote about it in previous posts, But that doesn’t help much. I loved this job, and I’ll mourn losing it for a long time to come.

I think God’s Kids, like a lot of other ministries, is in for a rough patch, but they’ll make it through. So far, the ministry has not reduced funding for the orphanages in the field and they plan to keep it that way.

As to the future of this blog, I will probably begin writing on broader topics having to do with the health of the world’s children. As for me, if anyone needs a place to park a big semi truck loaded with cash, I know just the place.

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I Don’t Give a Rip About Your Shopping Experience

Posted in Current events, Rants with tags , , , , on November 20, 2007 by len20

It’s time for a good rant.

On my way to work yesterday morning I heard this story about all the people who are bent out of shape over the name change of the historic downtown Chicago Marshall Fields to Macy’s. Apparently the Marshall Fields is a fixture in the town. ABC News also did a story on the hub-bub. Marshall Fields protesters

If there are any die-hard Chicago Marshall Fields people out there, I’d love to hear from you. But my first reaction is, “C’mon!” Why are you spending your time and energy fighting for your shopping experience? This is what bothers me most. People have organized protests, printed buttons, and created websites about the whole thing. I don’t care if you’re passionate about something that I’m not, but please, “Save my Marshall Fields?” Pick a fight that might be worth winning!

Be passionate about education, or women’s rights, or homelessness, or the vegan lifestyle, but this just aggravates me. Put some goggles on and see the big picture. Your shopping experience is bull—-. There are kids out there eating chicken feed because they have no other option.

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