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Craig Giesecke
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Craig Giesecke is a chef, writer and former journalist, living in Escondido, CA.

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Stupid Rises, Nation Declines

(7) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 3:34 PM

It takes a little while to read and digest all the numbers in this year's version of the annual Social Progress Index, but it's not difficult to see some things need fixing here in good ol' Murica. But a valid question is whether we can or even want...

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Throwing Rocks at the Dark

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:45 PM

One of the things I've been noticing during my term of unemployment (which, fortunately, appears to be coming to an end) has been the sheer anger expressed by so many of my fellow job-seekers. It's the kind of thing that comes out as we're discussing our shared experiences of the...

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On a Roll to the Beach... Or Anywhere

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 1:04 PM

My train ride to the beach this past week got me to thinking about all the modes of public transportation I've ridden in my life. I was heartened to find out millennials are literally getting on board with this whole idea. It's about damn time.

While I'm not...

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What They Usually Don't Tell You About Adoption

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:23 PM

I was watching the local TV news this evening and the station had a wonderful story about a pair of adopted twins who had done something great. Their family was gathered around them, all agog at their accomplishments. It was one of those feel-good stories that stations use to end...

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The Road Ahead for Older Job Seekers

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 10:33 AM

As the White House prepares its budget proposals for the coming fiscal year and the U.S. House prepares to reject them (because they are, well, from the White House), millions of older Americans who have lost their jobs, their unemployment, in many cases their houses and much of...

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When Job Interviewers Say I'm 'Overqualified' They Really Mean 'Too Old'

(293) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 10:17 AM

These days I find myself in my 60th year, living with my in-laws in Southern California as if I am a just-graduated 20-something, leafing through Craigslist and other sites looking for a job. Any job, as long as it can further my wife and I getting back out into a...

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