Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Training camp opens… unemployed football fan rejoices

Are you ready for some football? Why, yes, Hank, thanks for asking. I’m actually ready for a lot of things, and football is chief among them. Here’s a quick list… football (like I said) a paycheck this the end of summer a new Boards Of Canada album The World the end of the “Obama isn’t […]

Adventures in bus riding, part 2

My bus trip to DC featured a typical cast of knuckleheads. But the trip back was special, short bus special even. (Like how I bring it all together?) I arrived at the station at 7:45 a.m. to find the line winding all the way back to the exit. The previous two buses didn’t run, we […]

Jobless and less and more, but also less

I wrote the following post for The Wall Street Journal blog “Laid Off And Looking” a little while back… Getting Help After Multiple Layoffs The piece discussed the Obama administration’s policy in Iraq and Afghanistan and the political and social repercussions in a nation fighting many battles at home and abroad. Or maybe it explored […]

Federal government to the rescue

My dad left me a message the other day. He was calling to check in, offer some encouragement in my job search and mention an interesting piece of info he’d seen. A big employer is hiring, maybe the biggest. The federal government has all kinds of openings in various locations, across departments and industries. And […]

Obama and the unemployed – nothing new but hope

What does an Obama presidency mean for unemployment? It gives the unemployed hope for the future. Unemployment blog Jobless and Less discusses the inauguration.