Socialism never took root in America because Americans see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
The FCC votes on net neutrality in just a few days. Net neutrality is important. Sign the petition!
This petition on the Mozilla Foundation’s website makes it incredibly easy to sign and call your representatives.
I read this article on Medium today and had to share. The author is a freelance writer but the spirit of the article applies, I think, to any discipline. Good-natured, genuine, “from the gut” realness about life as a freelancer. The article was as inspiring in its honesty as it was full of humor and insight.
Couple of stand outs:
I was pretty sure that “freelancing” was Latin for “never-ending tsunami of rejection”? (Actually, we’re apparently named after medieval mercenaries. Bet their invoices got paid faster, though.)
Work can bleed into the evenings and weekends until you start to see Sunday as that annoying day when your work cafe is overcrowded with all of these inexplicably happy people in workout gear.
Absolutely classic. I’m reminded of the quote, “I don’t work from home, I live at work.”
Well worth the read, if you’re a freelancer or not. Check it out if you get a chance. 🙂
The Voting Information Project is offering free apps and tools that provide polling place locations and ballot information for the 2014 election across a range of technology platforms. The project provides official election information to voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and voters can find answers to common questions such as “Where is my polling location?” and “What’s on my ballot?” through the convenience of their phone or by searching the web.
The only way a set of resources will be effective is if they make it into the right hands, so if you’re eligible to vote in the US Midterm Elections, take advantage of these tools and share them with your readers.