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KT Boyle

Blog Entries by KT Boyle

Tales From the Census Trail: Sex and the Census

Posted May 10, 2010 | 15:59:47 (EST)

Virginia and Simone, Hillary and Sarah, I'm sorry. I owe you and every woman who longs for equality my sincerest apology: I'm strengthening the stereotype.

Despite efforts otherwise, I'm destroying the feminist cause by working for the Census Bureau. It never occurred to me until taking a...

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Tales From the Census Trail: Blame the Interns

Posted April 29, 2010 | 19:51:00 (EST)

Your first real day of Census taking feels exactly like the first day of kindergarten. Safe and warm in your fashion Snuggie, your mother shakes you awake at 7 a.m. You shout, "Please, Mom! I don't wanna go door-to-door!" But she makes you get up anyway. She promises, "it'll be...

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Tales From the Census Trail: Training Week, Training Wreck

Posted April 21, 2010 | 13:47:09 (EST)

If Captain "Sully" Sullenberger ever claims to be Jesus, I might just follow him. This is the only coherent thought that crosses my mind during the 13th hour of Census Training.

To think that Sully singlehandedly persuaded 155 strangers -- united only by their destination and desire to live...

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Tales From the Census Trail: Know Your Rights

Posted April 16, 2010 | 16:02:39 (EST)

There are a lot of serious questions surrounding the Census. You have right to privacy and confidentiality. Don't be fooled: many people will take advantage of Census 2010 to conduct improper interviews, canvas houses, or to strike up...

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Tales From the Census Trail: KT's Bit

Posted April 11, 2010 | 15:23:38 (EST)

My town may be the only place in America where the thought of going to door-to-door to count one's neighbors is a coveted position, second only to head football coach or preacher's wife.

Despite the obvious reasons for Census Fever, I have a few theories on why there's a mad...

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Tales From the Census Trail: Count Us in!

Posted April 8, 2010 | 18:12:33 (EST)

If we had to estimate the number of American citizens who've suffered some form of humiliating failure during this recession, we'd guess 50 million. Maybe higher. We're not experts at counting citizens yet, but we think there's a high density of people just like us who have lost all pride,...

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