Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland. I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.
Resources and assistance are crucial for refugees hoping to create a new life. What is also necessary for these individuals, especially children, is a sense of normalcy and an outlet to express themselves.
As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.
As 2010 turns to 2011, many progressives find themselves disappointed, defeated at the ballot box and with few options for the immediate future. Fortunately, things can change quickly in American politics.
It is amazing what a deadline can do to focus the hearts and minds of our government, but the real test of bipartisanship lies in the ability of our political system to address the most pressing of all problems, the national debt.
Failing to ratify START will have serious ramifications for other U.S. priorities around the world. Yet nuclear terrorism and reduced leverage on Iran are risks Republicans seem blithely willing to tolerate.