Monthly Archives: July 2012

Working-Class Family Failure to Thrive

Robert Putnam says in his notes for the Aspen Ideas Festival: “It’s perfectly understandable that kids from working-class backgrounds have become cynical and even paranoid, for virtually all our major social institutions have failed them – family, church, school and … Continue reading

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Expectations

In a country four years into a recession, what arhe expectations of its citizens?  The unemployment rate is , as of today’s NY Times, 8.2% down from 9.5% a year or so ago. The average monhtly income is $810.00 a … Continue reading

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A Wedding

An eight bridesmaid wedding is a thing to behold.  Especially when the maids row crew.  This week-end I flew four states south to attend the wedding of a great niece who met her husband and at least half of her … Continue reading

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