Personal Updates for March 28, 2021

This post has updates on my weekend, exercise, baseball starting, and my prosthetic eye.

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Running Against Rosa DeLauro

As I become more involved with Green Party politics, I want to share a series of posts on how I think Green Party candidates can mount strong political campaigns.

This series will be based on my love of politics, my 33 years of following politics, my appreciation of data, and my desire to see a more equitable, inclusive America.

If you would like me to discuss a particular race and/or political district, contact me.

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Disability Discrimination Really Hurts

I’m sad and disappointed tonight. I feel like way too much is a fight and that the world simply doesn’t try hard enough to accommodate people with disabilities. We are more marginalized than any other group. That’s the truth whether people like it or not.

This post has updates on my job search, things at work, and Joe Biden falling down.

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Reviewing a Game as Old as Empire

A Game as Old as Empire builds on Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Edited by Stephen Hiatt, A Game as Old as Empire is a collection of essays by people who are confessing their participation in the abuse of people around the world committed by governments and corporations working together.

Over a decade old, some of the data presented in A Game as Old as Empire is no longer accurate. Some of the programs described have been changed or deleted. But the book is a critical contribution to our understanding of the ways governments, especially the United States, abuse and exploit people at the behest of multinational corporations.

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Reviewing Foreign Body

Foreign Body is another in Robin Cook’s Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series. In this book, though, Jack and Laurie are pretty small players. While I enjoyed the book, I often found myself wondering why they were included. By the end, I felt like the whole story could have been told without them.

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