Category Archives: Work

The Zen of Sewing

We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…. I come from a long tradition of sewing. My grandmother was a talented seamstress, starting when she was very young, designing and constructing ensembles that … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

A few days ago, my sister Pegeen and I, along with two old friends from Long Island, joined the Occupy Wall Street protestors at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan’s Financial District. My homemade sign, “Out of Work in Ohio” attracted … Continue reading

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¿Uncompahgre? ¡No Comprende!

I spent some of the happiest days of my life working as a ranger for the US Forest Service and the US National Park Service. This was something I looked forward to from the time I started camping as a … Continue reading

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Uncompahgre Haute Couture

Found a photo of myself the other day from my days as a wilderness ranger on the Uncompahgre National Forest. This particular image was taken while we were engaged in a project that gave unemployed vanadium miners some temporary work … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Monkey House

A couple of old friends just mentioned (on Facebook) their first jobs, which got me thinking about my earliest forays into the world of work. My first ever job was the quintessential teenage girl’s occupation – babysitting. I sat for … Continue reading

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