A confession…

I just bought a 5-pack of OneDerWear disposable boxers. If you’re wondering why (which you should be) be patient. You’ll find out in a month or so after I conduct some uber-serious journalism….

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Blurb quest

I’m a week away from having to turn in my blurbs. A blurb is that endorsement on the back cover or (in the case of one provided by someone Big Time) on the front cover, which an author or authority writes praising a book.

So far, I have one. But it’s one that I’m very pleased to have.

John Bowe author of Nobodies was kind enough to give WAIW? a read and offer up several different endorsements for me to choose from. Alas, none of them say that my book changed his world or that it was the best book ever written, but they are much more sincere. It is obvious that John read the book, thought about it, and gave his genuine opinion on what…

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What's your favorite Tom Petty song?

Mine is last dance with Mary Jane.

I’m off to see him in concert tonight in Cincinnati. Should be fun. I’ll scream like a school girl when he plays this song.

What’s with the corpse anyhow? I never quite got that video.

She grew up in an indiana town
Had a good lookin momma who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them indiana boys on an indiana night

For some reason I always think of Annie during that first verse even though she grew up in a town that was half in Indiana and half in Ohio, her good looking momma WAS around, and she’s not that tall. But she did grow up…

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Environmentally-friendly doesn't mean worker-friendly

Prius Envy and the Greening of Wal-Mart: A Blind Spot for the Human Cost

Can it be that our green heroes Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt care about the cachet of owning a Prius but not about the abused workers making these feel-good cars?

A report from the National Labor Committee released earlier this month alleging abusive working conditions in Japanese Toyota Prius plants provides a much needed jolt to the environmental and business communities about the danger of viewing environmental concerns as separate from human concerns.

Regardless of where you stand on such a debate, you gotta give it to the Labor rights folks, they are pretty clever….

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Jennifer Love’s Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshop takes Jennifer Love Hewitt to task. Here’s an excerpt from the story on ABC News:

“We respect your accomplished career as an actor,” USAS says to Hewitt in an open letter posted on the site’s home page. “As a spokesperson for Hanes, however, you are selling products made in unsafe factories overseas where women are abused.” The group calls on Hewitt to “stop selling Hanes sweatshop underwear.”

Here’s the Jennifer Love’s Sweatshops website USAS built. The website which pictures the People magazine of a not-so skinny Hewitt demanding “Stop calling me fat!” is set next to a magazine titled Worker with a garment worker demanding, “Stop starving me!”

Jennifer Love's Sweatshops

The picture comes with this Note:

This quote is not attributable…

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