I don’t mind someone thinking that I’m a woman because I’m named Kelsey. But I DO MIND when that someone, after talking with me for a few minutes and surely discerning that although my voice isn’t deep and booming it isn’t the least bit feminine, calls me Mam.
Even if I needed more credit, Mr. American General Guy, I most definitely would not be getting it through you!
I’m the Donut King of Muncie, Indiana. Or at least I was.
No, not those kind of donuts. I don’t eat donuts, I do them.
Sunday I backed out my drive and executed quite possibly the most circular donut in the history of four-wheeled transport. Wasn’t it Da Vinci who could freehand a perfect circle? Well, my donut was kinda like that except way cooler.
After the donut, my wife, Annie, looked at me not the least bit impressed. In fact, she didn’t utter one word about how awesome the donut or I was. She said this, “You’re lucky you didn’t hit our mailbox.”
How un-cool is that?
We went Christmas shopping, stopped for pizza, and on the way home we decided to drive…
Made in Argentina, if you buy a pair of Toms the company donates a pair to someone in Ethiopia. I take shoes for granted, how about you? I never realized how much until I saw the kids at the Phnom Penh city dump walking through heaps of trash barefoot. Their feet were scarred and some of them had open wounds.
Give my interview with Larry Olson of The J.O.B. podcast a listen. Larry was a lot of fun to talk with, and, guess what, I didn’t directly endorse child labor! Woohoo! (My standards for a successful interview are quite low at this point.)
While you’re at it, subscribe to The J.O.B. Larry does some interesting stuff – prank calling a body guard school as a 5’4″ wannabe – and talks with interesting people – those guys who hold signs along the side of the road, dog walkers, travel writers, etc….
The “Yes” side, represented by Benjamin Powell, an economics professor at Suffolk University made this argument:
…a key fact is that workers chose to work there, doing so because it is the best option available to them. This was a central theme of his talk, with Powell explaining that for many workers sweatshops are a better choice than prostitution, trash scavenging, or subsistence farming.
The “No” side, represented by Bama Athreya of the International Labor Rights Forum, made this argument:
…a sweatshop is a “workplace in violation of core labor standards” outlined by the International Labor Organization (ILO). These include four standards:
* Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
* Elimination of all forms of forced…
My blathering here have been a little more abbreviated of late than I would like. Largely, this is because I’ve been blathering elsewhere quite a bit. In a few months when no one wants to talk to me or guest post, I can post here as much as I like. But now, that they do, I better take advantage of it while I can.
This weekend Jessie at WanderingEducators.com posted an interview with me. She also included a lot of photos, which is great for people that can’t read, which is a population that is being greatly reduced because of fab educators like the ones at WanderingEducators.
I’m going to popping up on some podcasts soon, including the one on which I’m pretty sure that I…