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There’s a problem with that neo-con favourite ‘Trickle Down’ Economic Theory. Far too much experience has proven that the pain it causes (and there is always pain) never trickles up the economic ladder. The uber-wealthy and corporations just increase their profits. That ‘return on investment’ gets stashed away and not, as the theorists project, spent on increasing jobs (at least not here).
I’ve summed this up as “Trickle Down Economics: The Pain Never Trickles Up” and offer it on t-shirts plus stickers, magnets and more at one of my on-line shops.
Funny story about “trickle down”
(Previously posted here in 2009)
One of my previous summer jobs was working in the office of a private men’s health club. One summer eve, the person who was scheduled to replace me at shift change came in an hour early to use the sauna (to sweat out an excess of beer, if my nose is any judge). At about 5 minutes to shift change he stumbled into the office; declaring himself ‘ready to go’. I don’t know if he skipped the sauna or really had that much beer in him, but he was patently not ready to be seen by our clientele, much less interact with them. I told him so, and left a voice-mail for the owner that I would work right through. Rather than enjoy his sudden night off, he proceeded to yell at me that he’d had enough of people telling him what to do- his exact final words were “piss on you“. Then he did. Warm, smelling of beer; trickling down my pant leg… and that is always how I think of “trickle down” anything.
I just received confirmation that my proposal has been accepted. I will be leading a workshop on Recording Your Story at the upcoming PrimeTimers World Wide Convention here in Columbus.
MEMOIRS: Recording Your Story
Do you want to share your experiences (and lessons learned) with the world, or perhaps just your family, the one of birth or of choice? Now is the time to start the process. During the session Brian Gryphon of Digital Gryphon Publishing will provide guidance on how to get started and what the process may involve. Modern technology offers options such as Print On Demand books & magazines, eBooks and blogs.
You might decide to prepare a complete book or publish smaller pieces on specific themes or topics. A blog is a form of on-line journal which is great for those who are computer-savy. Others may prefer to publish a collection as a book or a full-colour magazine; Brian will explore various options, including submitting your story to anthologies.
Some people prefer to assign themselves a specific deadline and work ‘full-time’ on the project while others are successful with shorter sessions on a regular schedule to allow their memories to gel. However you decide to share it, your history is our history.
Posted in LGBTITQQ2S, Poetry
Tagged blog, book, ebook, gay, glbt, history, memoir, queer, story, workshop
Scioto Morning #50526
Sun rise along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, on Sunday, May 5th. This piece was created by merging three images to show the widest range of detail in both shadows and highlights. This is a process known as High Dynamic Range (HDR).
This image is available as a Greeting Card or as a Canvas, Metal or Acrylic Print as well as a framed or unframed Art Print on a variety of art papers.
Posted in Central OH, Designs I Like
Tagged art, canvas, card, Columbus, downtown, hdr, light, morning, ohio, print, river, scioto, sun, sunrise, urban