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Racism in the 21st Century
I'm in my 60s, and have a sister, a dear woman I love very much. We are both White. Even though she lives in a city far away, we keep in touch via email and usually Skype 1c a week or even more. She ...
JohnMac 11/24/2012 12 7 - -
Can Joe leave soon enough?
I live in Connecticut, good old blue Connecticut. It is good in many ways. Not perfect, but good. As s resident, I'm a constituent of Senator Joe Lieberman. Did you know that after he was re-elected ...
JohnMac 01/18/2012 8 17 - 193
Gini Coefficient
In 1912, an Italian statistician named Corrado Gini published a paper called "Variability and Mutability." It's a measure of statistical dispersion, of the inequality of distribution with zero being ...
JohnMac 12/03/2011 15 12 1 93
in its most common usage, according to Wikipedia, refers to circumstances in which an insurance company tries to recoup expenses for a claim it paid out when another party should have been ...
JohnMac 09/04/2010 15 1 - 52
I'm tired of this winter weather in New England
but global warming is still one of the most important issues of our day. In 50 years, in 100 years, people and their politicians will point to this decade and speak not of health care, economic ...
JohnMac 02/26/2010 43 7 - 104
Labour Day Weekend
Four or five times a year, my beloved wife of 30+ years takes it on the lam and spends a weekend away. Sometimes, it's a small burg like Cobleskill (love the ...
JohnMac 09/11/2009 9 1 - 2
A Letter to My Senator
It it tough living in Connecticut, served in the US Senate as I am by Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman. It's almost enough to cause political schizophrenia. I've been out of pocket all day, ...
JohnMac 07/17/2009 5 1 - 1
How much is that Prescription in the window?
Do you know how much your prescription costs? Does your Doctor or Prescriber? According to ...
JohnMac 03/26/2009 10 4 - 14
Let's PAR-TAY! Just, not in Mexico
I'm over 50 years old, and live in stodgy ol' New England, Land of Steady Habits. I'm a professional substance abuse counselor, and I work in that capacity in a prison system. I think drugs of abuse -
JohnMac 02/26/2009 15 9 1 4
An American Tradition
This tradition does not involve Turkeys nor Politicians. I've lived in New England for over 20 years, and this year, for the 1st time, my wife and my granddaughter took the train to New York City, ...
JohnMac 11/27/2008 15 8 - 8
Season of the County Fair
Cross posted on My Left Nutmeg As summer ends, and fall approaches, many communities sponsor state, town, and county fairs. One ...
JohnMac 09/13/2008 7 2 - 10
I am a recoveree
I'm also a professional in the field of drug addiction. I've been tempted to write a diary about it for a long time, but haven't. Today, I went to a conference about Promoting Recovery with Recovery ...
JohnMac 05/23/2008 31 25 - 20
Hilltop Brigade
I had my first introduction to the Hilltop Brigade , a grassroots organization founded in Connecticut by Stephanie and Penelope, a couple of constituents ...
JohnMac 03/07/2008 7 1 - 3
Corporate Commitment
For the past decade, the Potsdam, NY Food Co-op has held a fund-raiser during the Holiday Season. Proceeds go to the Neighborhood Center. Out of a spirit of ...
JohnMac 12/09/2007 3 4 1 -
Running for Office, Local Edition - Part 3
I've published accounts of my adventures of running for office. It's been a trip, to borrow from '60s slang, a roller coaster ride. ...
JohnMac 11/06/2007 4 4 - 5
Running for Office - Local Edition. Part 2
Back in July, I posted a diary about my initiation into a Good Grade for a Citizen (according to Howard Dean, the best grade he could ...
JohnMac 11/03/2007 8 5 1 136
Running for Office - Local Edition
You don't have to be a Barack Obama or John Tester to run for office. I don't know if the '50 State Strategy' or the '435 Seat Strategy' includes local politics. If not, they should. I'm running ...
JohnMac 07/17/2007 23 9 3 188
Paris back in Jail!
I guess all the minor stuff, the Preznit in Rome with the Pope, 13 dead in Iraq, killer storms in Australia, all take a back seat to The Big Story of the Day. What a horrorshow.
JohnMac 06/09/2007 47 2 - -
Incarceration in the United States. A primer.
This diary will be the first in a series of reports on the modern prison system, based on my 17 year experience within a state prison system. This is not really a very sexy issue. It is not of ...
JohnMac 04/08/2007 81 48 6 82
The Inauguration: A Personal Account
What do Nancy Boyda’s Dad, Zach Space’s wife, and Jerry McNerney’s brother (that would be me) all have in common? We all sat together watching our family inaugurated into the 110th ...
JohnMac 01/04/2007 11 13 - 7
Letter to Nancy
JohnMac 11/10/2006 4 1 - -
On a personal note...
JohnMac 10/14/2006 6 3 - -
The Irony of Bushism
JohnMac 09/29/2006 - 1 - -
No, that's my brother
JohnMac 09/07/2006 10 5 - 9
Dear Senator Lieberman
JohnMac 08/16/2006 4 3 - 1
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